Posted On: Dec 17, 2020

We are excited to announce that customers will now be able to automate copy of EBS snapshots across accounts between AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager. Customers will also be able to encrypt those copies with a different Customer Master Key (CMK). Many customers have Disaster Recovery compliance needs that require their EBS snapshots to be copied to a separate region and stored with a different encryption key, so that their data is protected in case their account is compromised. We launched DLM support for copy across regions in December 2019, and now with support for copy across accounts, customers can automate their DR requirements as soon as their snapshots are created. 

Through 2020, we have expanded DLM to provide customers with more flexibility, adding support for one hour backup intervals, cron expressions and weekly, monthly and annual schedules. Customers can now also create policies to automate the creation and retention of Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) from their instances. With Cross Account Copy, customers now have even more control over the lifecycle of their snapshots, including the protection of their snapshots. 

Learn more about Data Lifecycle Manager here.