Posted On: Sep 23, 2020

Amazon Backup now supports application-consistent backups of Microsoft workloads running on EC2, via Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS). Customers can create, manage, and restore consistent backups of their Microsoft Windows Server instances and Microsoft applications (including SQL Server, Active Directory and Exchange Server) directly from the Amazon Backup console. 

You can now schedule application-consistent backups, define their lifecycle policies, and perform consistent restores with Amazon Backup - a managed backup service for in-cloud Amazon Web Services services. To take application-consistent backups, Amazon Backup integrates with Amazon System Manager (SSM) to provide VSS-enabled, consistent backups while your applications are running, without requiring custom scripts or shutting down your instances. Getting started is as simple as a single click to enable application consistency, under advanced options when creating a backup plan in the Amazon Backup console.  

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