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Tag: Amazon EBS Snapshots

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 […]

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Taking crash-consistent snapshots across multiple Amazon EBS volumes on an Amazon EC2 instance

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) enables you to back up volumes at any time using EBS snapshots. Snapshots retain the data from all completed I/O operations, allowing you to restore the volume to its exact state at the moment before backup (referred to as crash-consistency). Many of our customers use snapshots in their backup […]

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