AWS Backup

Centrally manage and automate backups across AWS services

Use AWS Backup to centralize and automate data protection across AWS services and hybrid workloads. AWS Backup offers a cost-effective, fully managed, policy-based service that further simplifies data protection at scale. AWS Backup also helps you support your regulatory compliance or business policies for data protection. Together with AWS Organizations, you can use AWS Backup to centrally deploy data protection policies to configure, manage, and govern your backup activity across your company’s AWS accounts and resources. Supported resources include:

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances
  • Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) supported applications (including Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Exchange Server) on Amazon EC2
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) databases (including Amazon Aurora clusters)
  • Amazon DynamoDB tables
  • Amazon Neptune databases
  • Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) databases
  • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) file systems
  • Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP file systems
  • Amazon FSx for Lustre file systems
  • Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems
  • Amazon FSx for OpenZFS file systems
  • AWS Storage Gateway volumes
  • VMware workloads on premises, on Amazon Outposts, and in VMware CloudTM on AWS
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Centrally manage backups

Configure backup policies from a central backup console, simplifying backup management and making it easy to ensure that your application data across AWS services is backed up and protected. Use AWS Backup’s central console, APIs, or command line interface to back up, restore, and set backup retention policies across AWS services.

Automate backup processes

Save time and money with AWS Backup’s fully managed, policy-based solution. AWS Backup provides automated backup schedules, retention management, and lifecycle management, removing the need for custom scripts and manual processes. With AWS Backup, you can apply backup policies to your AWS resources by simply tagging them, making it easy to implement your backup strategy across all your AWS resources and ensuring that all your application data is appropriately backed up.

Improve backup compliance

Enforce your backup policies, encrypt your backups, protect your backups from manual deletion and prevent changes to your backup lifecycle settings, and audit and report on backup activity from a centralized console to help meet your backup compliance requirements. Backup policies make it simple to align your backup strategy with your internal or regulatory requirements. AWS Backup secures your backups by encrypting your data in transit and at rest. Consolidated backup activity logs across AWS services make it easier to perform compliance audits. AWS Backup is PCI and ISO compliant as well as HIPAA eligible.

How it works

How AWS Backup works

Use cases

Cloud-native backup

AWS Backup provides a centralized console to automate and manage backups across AWS services. AWS Backup supports Amazon S3Amazon EBS, Amazon RDS including Amazon AuroraAmazon DynamoDB, Amazon Neptune, Amazon DocumentDBAmazon EFS, Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAPFSx for Lustre and FSx for Windows File Server, and FSx for OpenZFSAmazon EC2, and AWS Storage Gateway. Using AWS Backup, you can back up key data stores, such as your buckets, volumes, databases, and file systems.

Hybrid data protection

AWS Backup centralizes data protection management and compliance for your applications running in hybrid environments. Using AWS Backup, you can protect VMware workloads running on premises and in VMware CloudTM on AWS, and data stored on AWS Storage Gateway volumes. 

AWS Backup supports data protection for VMware workloads, on premises and on VMware CloudTM on AWS (VMC). Centrally configure backup policies to protect AWS applications comprising native AWS services, on-premises VMware, and VMware CloudTM on AWS. Restore VMware backups to on-premises data centers and in VMware CloudTM on AWS.

AWS Backup integrates with AWS Storage Gateway, a hybrid cloud storage service that enables your on-premises applications to seamlessly use AWS storage. You can use AWS Backup to back up your application data stored in AWS Storage Gateway volumes. Backups of AWS Storage Gateway volumes are securely stored on AWS and are compatible with Amazon EBS, allowing you to restore your volumes to AWS or to your on-premises environment. This integration also allows you to apply the same backup policies to both your AWS resources and your on-premises data stored on AWS Storage Gateway volumes. 

Backup Blogs

To read more AWS Backup blogs, visit the AWS Storage blog channel.

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