Posted On: Jun 18, 2020

Amazon Backup adds Amazon Aurora database cluster snapshots as its latest protected resource. Starting today, you can use Amazon Backups to manage Amazon Aurora database cluster snapshots. Amazon Backups can centrally configure backup policies, monitor backup activity, copy a snapshot within an Amazon Web Services region, and copy a snapshot across China regions, making it easier for Aurora customers to automate snapshot backup and restore processes.  

Previously, you had to create custom scripts to automate backup scheduling, enforce retention policies, or consolidate backup activity for manual Aurora cluster snapshots, especially when coordinating backups across Amazon Web Services services. With Amazon Backup, you gain a fully managed, policy-based backup solution with snapshot scheduling and snapshot retention management. You can now create, manage, and restore their Aurora backups directly from the Amazon Backup console for both PostgreSQL-compatible and MySQL-compatible versions of Aurora.  

To get started, select an Amazon Aurora cluster from the Amazon Backup console and take an on-demand backup or simply assign the cluster to a backup plan. To learn more about Amazon Aurora database cluster snapshots and Amazon Backups, please see Amazon Backup documentation

Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to five times better throughput than standard MySQL together with increased scalability, durability, and security. 

With Amazon Backup, you can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for Amazon Web Services resources, including Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) databases (including Aurora clusters), Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon Elastic File System(EFS), Amazon EC2 instances, and Amazon Storage Gateway volumes.  

For more information on where Amazon Backup is available, see the Amazon Web Services region table. To learn more about Amazon Backup, please see our product page and documentation