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Tag: Amazon EBS Snapshots

Simple and comprehensive data protection with Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager

Enterprises often use distinct accounts to group workloads and associated resources used across multiple teams and projects. This helps organizations align ownership, decision making, and costs so that they can be easily managed across internal teams. However, each team in an account may have different requirements and processes when it comes to backing up their […]

Automating application-consistent Amazon EBS Snapshots for MySQL and PostgreSQL

MySQL and PostgreSQL are popular relational database management systems that many organizations use to power web applications, dynamic websites, and embedded systems. For customers self-hosting MySQL and PostgreSQL with AWS, they can use their choice of tools to manage the operating system, database software, patches, data replication, backup, and restoration. As customers back up their […]

Automating application-consistent Amazon EBS Snapshots for Windows applications

Customers have been running Microsoft workloads on AWS for over 16 years. Through conversations with these customers, a common challenge we’ve found is that as they back up their Windows applications to fulfill data protection needs, they often spend significant time and manual effort managing the orchestration of backup workflows. The time- and labor-intensive process […]

Retaining Amazon EC2 AMI snapshots for compliance using Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive

Many organizations have the need to retain data for a number of years to comply with regulations or IT requirements. They move cold data to archive storage in the cloud to optimize storage costs while staying compliant. For example, Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a critical data resource that many customers want to retain long term to meet compliance. Until […]

Simplify archiving Amazon EBS Snapshots and monitor progress using a live Amazon CloudWatch dashboard

Data protection is top of mind for our customers, and having a data backup strategy is critical to ensure compliance, disaster recovery readiness, and business continuity. As customers experience exponential business growth, their data storage needs grow as well, and data retention can become very costly. In order to meet compliance requirements for data retention […]

Protect your resources from unintended deletions through Rule Lock for Recycle Bin

Security and data protection are top-of-mind for AWS customers, especially when dealing with business-critical cloud resources. Customers want to protect their production data from accidental data loss as well as from emerging threats like ransomware, malicious insiders or account takeover attacks. On November 23rd, 2022, we added stronger controls to Recycle Bin through the Rule […]

Automatically archive Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager

Customers use snapshots to capture a point-in-time copy of their data, which can be used to enable disaster recovery, migrate data across regions and accounts, and improve backup compliance. For enterprises using snapshots, it is a common requirement to keep snapshots (which are seldom accessed) for more than 90 days, for compliance purposes. However, the […]

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Addressing I/O latency when restoring Amazon EBS volumes from EBS Snapshots

From a storage volume perspective, latency is the time elapsed between sending an I/O request to a volume and receiving an acknowledgement from the volume that the I/O read or write is complete. Latency is a key measurement for applications which are sensitive to the round trip time (RTT) of I/O operation. An example of […]

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How Cohesity uses Amazon EBS direct APIs to accelerate application backup and recovery times

When backing up applications, AWS Backup and Restore Partners seek methods that minimize complexity and reduce costs for their customers. Most backup applications protect Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes using EBS snapshots as a part of Amazon EC2 protection feature. For backups with long term retention, backup applications offer additional streaming backup capabilities that […]

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Restoring on-premises applications to AWS from Amazon EBS Snapshots created by EBS direct APIs

Incremental, point-in-time copies of data can be a secure and cost effective tool anchoring disaster recovery, data migration, and compliance solutions. Amazon EBS Snapshots are how EBS customers leverage point-in-time copies of their data stored on AWS, and you can use Snapshots on premises too. In December 2019, AWS introduced Amazon EBS direct APIs, providing […]