Posted On: Nov 9, 2020
Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) now supports the creation and retention of EBS-backed Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) in the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD and Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet.
In addition to defining policies that provide a simple, automated way to back up data stored on EBS volumes, you can now create policies targeting EC2 instances to create EBS-backed AMIs in the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD and Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet. With this feature, you no longer have to rely on custom scripts to manage your AMIs. Nor will you need to manually delete associated snapshots once an AMI has been de-registered.
To get started, tag your EC2 instances and start creating lifecycle policies via Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager. You may call the new APIs using the Amazon Command Line Interface (CLI) tool or set policies via the Amazon Web Services console. Alternatively, download the latest Amazon Web Services Tools for Windows PowerShell or Amazon SDK and call the APIs.
DLM was launched in China regions in March 2020 to enable automation of creation and retention of EBS volume snapshots via policies. Since then, we have made DLM easier to use and supported Disaster Recovery use-cases with capabilities like additional backup intervals support and cross region copy of snapshots (within Amazon Web Services China regions). Today, we extend DLM to support EBS-backed AMIs and its associated snapshots, to provide you with more flexibility and control.
Learn more about Data Lifecycle Manager here.