How to create a data backup plan using AWS Backup


Secure backup of vital data is a necessity in business. With cloud computing services like AWS Backup, businesses can contract for fast, reliable backup services on an as-needed basis.

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For the average modern business enterprise, operating in a highly competitive environment, procedures to securely and quickly back up vital and sensitive data are a necessity. In years past, businesses would spend extraordinary time and resources developing data backup plans and procedures. Details of these plans generally involved specialized servers or tape recorders, late-night batch operations, physical rotation of media, and myriad other tedious, repetitive procedures.

But cloud computing has changed all that. With cloud computing services like AWS Backup, businesses can contract for fast, reliable backup services on an as-needed basis. Under certain configurations, businesses may even opt to have their data securely stored in several different geographical areas for the sake of redundancy.

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Creating a workable and reliable backup plan with these services can be achieved with minimal training and effort. This tutorial shows you how to create a backup plan using the tools provided by Amazon’s AWS Backup service.

Note: AWS Backup is not a standalone service from Amazon; it works in tandem with Amazon’s storage services like S3, Elastic File System, and Elastic Block Storage. You will need to have an active instance of one of these services provisioned and ready before AWS Backup can perform its role effectively. Essentially, AWS Backup provides the management services you need to create, implement, and maintain one or more backup plans for your organization. For this example, we…



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