How do I set up scheduled EBS volume snapshots using Amazon CloudWatch?

Last updated: 2018-09-10

How can I automate the creation of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volume snapshots?

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You can create an Amazon CloudWatch Event rule to schedule automated snapshots of an EBS volume. For instructions, see Tutorial: Schedule Automated Amazon EBS Snapshots Using CloudWatch Events.

Note: Before you begin, be sure to have the IDs of the EBS volumes that you want to create snapshots from.


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