Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

Amazon DynamoDB now helps you meet regulatory compliance and business continuity requirements through enhanced backup features, including copying on-demand backups cross-account and cross-Region, cost allocation tagging for backups, and transitioning backups to cold storage. In addition, backups managed through AWS Backup are now stored in the AWS Backup vault, which allows you to encrypt and secure your backups by using AWS Key Management Service (KMS) key that is independent from your DynamoDB table encryption key.

You can use on-demand backups to create full backups of your DynamoDB tables with a single click, and with zero impact on performance or availability. Previously, creating backup copies in different AWS accounts and Regions required building and managing custom scripts. You now can use AWS Backup to easily define cross-account and cross-Region backup copy preferences enabling you to support your data protection requirements. You also can tag backups to simplify cost allocation and define cold storage lifecycle preferences to reduce your backup costs. To use these enhanced backup features, you simply need to opt-in to have AWS Backup manage your DynamoDB backups via AWS Management Console or AWS Backup APIs.

To learn more about this feature, see On-Demand Backup and Restore for DynamoDB. For more information about region availability and pricing, see AWS Backup pricing.