Currently to backup EBS volumes on AWS, CF Webtools, and many other organizations, rely upon either custom Lambda script that can be buggy or a hard to figure out solution that’s deployed from a package AWS supplies.
Today AWS announced a centrally managed and automated solution for backing up multiple AWS services, including AWS: “AWS Backup”
This appears to be a backup solution that seeks out tags for different services. But the key here is this appears to be a well-thought-out solution that we don’t have to dick around with to make it work.
Service levels backups are provided for Amazon EFS and Amazon DynamoDB. Service-level snapshots are provided for Amazon RDS Amazon EBS and AWS Storage Gateway.
You can also backup your on-premise data via the AWS Storage Gateway.
I look forward to implementing this service to provide our clients with a much more reliable backup solution.