AWS is a reliable, easy off-site backup solution.
May 27, 2021

AWS is a reliable, easy off-site backup solution.

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Overall Satisfaction with AWS Backup

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
  • 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.

Do you think AWS Backup delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with AWS Backup's feature set?

Yes

Did AWS Backup live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of AWS Backup go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy AWS Backup again?

Yes

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.