Amazon AWS Backup Resource Center
In our AWS Backup Resource Center, you’ll find a selection of free resources to help you protect your AWS environment from downtime. You’ll learn the advantages and disadvantages of various native tools, get step-by-step instructions on how to secure your environment in different scenarios, and learn about other tools that can make your backup and recovery processes easier (and more cost effective).
The critical need for AWS cloud backup
Amazon’s AWS cloud offers a scalable, flexible, and potentially cost-effective way to rapidly share or access data and applications, anywhere in the world. And, as with other public cloud providers, protecting your AWS cloud data is your responsibility. AWS provides and protects the infrastructure —you protect the databases and servers (instances) within your AWS cloud.
That’s why, since 2012, our mission at N2WS has been to provide simple, reliable, scalable AWS cloud backup and recovery with support for all types of databases as well as core Amazon services like Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon RDS, Amazon EFS, Amazon FSx, Amazon S3, Redshift, Amazon Aurora and Amazon DynamoDB. And, seven years later in 2019, Amazon released AWS Backup.
About AWS Backup
Described by AWS as a “managed backup service”, the AWS Backup tool allows users to configure / monitor Amazon EC2 backup, Amazon EBS volume backup, Amazon RDS database backup, Amazon EFS file systems backup, Amazon FSx backup, and backup of Amazon DynamoDB tables and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.
One clarification on AWS Backup pricing —the service is free BUT the storage is not. So, if you struggle with rising storage costs, switching to a more robust AWS backup software that allows for automated and intelligent cost-optimization is a smart move (and one that will likely pay for itself very quickly).
Get The Practical AWS EC2 Backup Guide
Learn the fundamentals of operating a cloud service in AWS, including how snapshots work and how to provide reliable backup solutions using automated and manual snapshots.
AWS Backup Videos & Articles
What’s AWS backup without recovery? Learn how to analyze your risks and minimize downtime in this webinar!
Learn how to apply the 3-2-1 backup rule in your AWS environment (including which tools you need for this strategy).
Learn about Amazon S3 Storage classes and the top use cases for archiving EBS snapshots to S3 buckets to reduce storage costs.
In other words: Does AWS make automatic backups of EC2 instances? The short answer is no.
AWS Backup is a limited free service that works well in a few use cases…
Th AWS Backup service is free, however, the storage costs are not. For that reason, we suggest using a more cost-efficient backup & recovery tool such as N2WS so that you have at-a-glance access to cost savings and cost explorer as well as the ability to automate snapshot archival for long-term data retention.
First, what is AMI backup in AWS?
And how do you delete a backup created in AWS SQL server?
- automate aws ami creation lambda
- python script for ami backup
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Like Amazon DLM, AWS Backup in its current form is little more than an EC2 snapshot automation tool and does not provide an easy restore function or proper disaster recovery.
✓ N2WS customers LOVE the giant restore buttons they can click on to get back to production in seconds.
AWS Backup offers crash-consistent backups, N2WS enhances native snapshots to ensure backups are fully recoverable to a production state with no lost data.
✓ N2WS customers LOVE that they get application-consistent backup for both Windows and Linux.
Snapshots by themselves are not proper backups —especially if they’re stored in the same data center or AWS region as the running production workload.
✓ N2WS customers LOVE that we fully automate cross-region backup and DR —providing instant recovery.
Protecting data across regions is only HALF the story. Your AWS account could very well be compromised… with malware, ransomware, or other malicious attacks.
✓ N2WS customers LOVE that they can protect their AWS environments from any (and every) potential risk.
AWS Backup does not support multi-tenancy and must be configured on each individual AWS account. This is a HUGE pain for teams with 10 or more AWS accounts.
✓ N2WS customers LOVE that they can manage multiple AWS accounts from a single pane of glass.
AWS Backup might be “free” but N2WS can lower costs and provide significant ROI —allowing customers to manage data on AWS better and reduce long-term storage costs.
✓ N2WS customers LOVE that they can save on storage costs by archiving to an S3/Glacier repository.
based on 18 Gartner reviews
N2WS recognized as Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Backup and Recovery Solutions
“Robust and simple backup application to backup your complete AWS infrastructure… 100% success rate”