Posted On: Nov 14, 2023
Customers can now use Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager to automate pre-scripts and post-scripts on their Amazon EC2 instances to protect their workloads with application-consistent Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Snapshots. This capability works in conjunction with Amazon Systems Manager Agent and Amazon Systems Manager Documents (SSM documents) and comes with provided templates to make it easy for customers to automate the creation of application-consistent EBS Snapshots, including for self-managed databases. This feature is now available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.
Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager provides an automated, policy-based lifecycle management solution for EBS Snapshots and EBS-backed Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). With pre-script and post-script support, customers can now easily automate the creation of application-consistent EBS Snapshots using provided SSM templates for workloads including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Windows applications (VSS). Customers can also create policies to automate other actions including Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR), Cross-Region copy, and Cross-account sharing.
There is no cost associated with creating and managing Data Lifecycle Manager policies. Customers only pay for the storage cost associated with any EBS Snapshots that are created.
This feature is now available through the Management Console, Amazon CloudFormation, Amazon SDKs, or the Amazon Command Line Interface (CLI). For more information on using this feature to automate application-consistent EBS Snapshots, the provided SSM document templates, as well as other use cases, visit our documentation.