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 backup policy settings.
Before you create an EC2 backup policy, check the following prerequisites:
- Backup infrastructure components that will take part in the backup process must be added to the backup infrastructure and properly configured. These include S3 repositories and worker instances.
- If you plan to receive email notifications on backup policy results, configure SMTP server settings first. For details, see Configuring Global Email Notification Settings.
- If you plan to create transactionally consistent backups of EC2 instances, check the requirements for application-aware processing and guest scripting.
To create an EC2 backup policy, complete the following steps:
- Launch the Add Policy wizard.
- Specify a backup policy name and description.
- Configure backup source settings.
- Enable guest processing.
- Configure backup target settings.
- Specify a schedule for the backup policy.
- Review estimated cost for protecting EC2 instances.
- Specify automatic retry settings and notification settings.
- Finish working with the wizard.