Creating EC2 Backup Policies

One backup policy can be used to process one or more instances within one AWS account. The scope of data that you can protect in an AWS account is limited by permissions of an IAM role that is specified in the backup policy settings.

Before you create an EC2 backup policy, check the following prerequisites:

To create an EC2 backup policy, complete the following steps:

  1. Launch the Add EC2 Policy wizard.
  2. Specify a backup policy name and description.
  3. Configure backup source settings.
  4. Enable guest processing.
  5. Configure backup target settings.
  6. Specify a schedule for the backup policy.
  7. Enable AWS tags assigning.
  8. Specify general settings.
  9. Review estimated cost for protecting EC2 instances.
  10. Finish working with the wizard.