AWS Backup

AWS Backup

Score 8.5 out of 10
AWS Backup

Overview

What is AWS Backup?

AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service from AWS, designed to make it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises using the AWS Storage Gateway....
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Backup Storage - Cold Storage

$0.01

Cloud
per GB per month

Restore - Warm Storage

$0.02

Cloud
per GB per month

Restore - Cold Storage

$0.03

Cloud
per GB per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Details

What is AWS Backup?

AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service from AWS, designed to make it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises using the AWS Storage Gateway. Using AWS Backup, users can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, such as Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.

AWS Backup Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service from AWS, designed to make it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises using the AWS Storage Gateway. Using AWS Backup, users can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, such as Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.

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The most common users of AWS Backup are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In line with other backup solutions for the cloud (from third parties), we have used AWS Backup as a PoC for multiple web application servers.
  • Centralized backup tool built OOTB by Amazon themselves.
  • Easy backup operations.
  • Relatively easy to use/learn.
  • Pricing
  • Documentation
Well suited for DR scenarios, especially in scenarios with multiple applications web servers are required to be backed up.
  • Centralized system.
  • Built in solution and not third party.
  • The built-in solution leads to ease of approvals for leveraging AWS Backup as our DR solution.
  • UI in some areas is a bit clunky.
The selection process is not final - we are comparing multiple vendors for our backup solution. However, Veeam has been slightly more enticing due to pricing.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The whole organization uses AWS Backup to ensure our important files are kept safe. It [has] saved my butt a few times with a few poorly chosen delete commands. Our cloud providers offers a backup solution but they don't guarantee the location of the data. A fire at their data center could result in the loss of our data, so we chose AWS for our offsite solution.

We also suffered a complete loss of data at our cloud providers and despite their best attempts to get the files back, we had to rely on our backups at AWS to get our services back up and running.

We've also implemented AWS [Backup] for a few of our customers looking for offsite backups.
  • Redundant
  • Offsite
  • Upload and forget
  • Easy retrieval
  • Some parts of the user interface can be a bit daunting
There is a cost involved with data retrieval. AWS Backup is truly that, a backup. If you need to access this data on a regular basis, there are better options out there.

For long term, just in case incremental backups, AWS [Backup] checks all the boxes. Just set it up, start your backups, and rest assured your data is safe.
  • Redundancy
  • Reliability
  • Relative ease of use
  • Offsite means a failure at our cloud provider means we can redeploy quickly to another data center or another provider quickly.
  • The cost can't be best.
  • Pay only for what you use. No need to pay for extra data that you don't need.
  • No minimums
Linode requires a minimum data purchase for their S3 storage solution. While the convenience of being able to mount the drive directly is great, it isn't the best for small amounts of data for our different customers.

I initially tried there other backup solution but they couldn't guarantee where the data would be stored in relation to the server we were using. The risk being an incident in our near our server could result in the loss of our backup as well.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS Backup is used as the main backup solution for the core of our system (which is based on AWS infrastructure). AWS Backup is used mainly to back up our servers--and some important data--on regularly scheduled backups. This solution enables us to centralize and automate the backup of all of our AWS services (EBS volumes, EFS file systems, and databases).
  • It does what it supposed to do--backs up data
  • Almost a full solution to disaster recovery
  • Integrates with AWS services
  • Not so easy to use
  • A little pricey
  • The backup is in the cloud; make sure to keep an offline backup (the problem of all of this kind of solution)
Backing up your AWS infrastructure and services can be simplified by using AWS Backup, as it provides features to support multiple services. The backup plans can be defined using JSON files (not straightforward) and you can use tags to identify the resources that you need to back up. The main advantage is that all the backups are in one place and that you can see your backup status using AWS Backup dashboard.
  • Integration with AWS infrastructure and services
  • Centralized backup solution
  • Dashboard to get backup status
  • Fast integration with other AWS services (but you must learn how to use it)
  • Reduced backup headache
  • Decreased recovery time
The other method of backups we considered was a scheduled backup of important data to AWS S3 and manual backup of data to a third-party storage (local/other cloud service). It works, but it takes much more time than using AWS Backup. AWS Backup interfaces with AWS services, and as long as you use AWS services supported by AWS Backup, it might be the easiest solution to back up data.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)
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