Q: Will the EFS-to-EFS backup solution consume burst credits?

A: Yes. This solution will consume burst credits. However, you can change the default Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance size depending on how much throughput you need for the solution's file system. For more information, see the implementation guide.

Q: Can I back up multiple file systems?

A: Yes. You can launch multiple deployments of the solution to back up multiple file systems. We recommend at least one solution stack per file system.

Q: Can I back up part of a file system?

A: Yes. You can launch multiple deployments of the solution with different source prefixes that point to different locations in your file system. We also recommend multiple deployments for customers who want to back up large file systems to avoid hitting throughput limits.

Q: How do I restore my file system with an automated backup?

A: This solution includes an AWS CloudFormation template that automatically restores your Amazon EFS file system from a solution-created backup.

Q: Can I deploy the EFS-to-EFS backup solution in any AWS Region?

A: You can deploy the EFS-to-EFS backup solution AWS CloudFormation template only in AWS Regions where Amazon EFS is available (see AWS service offerings by region).

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