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Automating EBS snapshots using DLM

Automating EBS snapshots using DLM

Difficulty Level
Lab Duration
30 Min
About Lab


You can use Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager to automate the creation, retention, and deletion of EBS snapshots and EBS-backed AMIs. When you automate snapshot and AMI management, it helps you to:

  • Protect valuable data by enforcing a regular backup schedule.
  • Create standardized AMIs that can be refreshed at regular intervals.
  • Retain backups as required by auditors or internal compliance.
  • Reduce storage costs by deleting outdated backups.
  • Create disaster recovery backup policies that back up data to isolated accounts.

When combined with the monitoring features of Amazon CloudWatch Events and AWS CloudTrail, Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager provides a complete backup solution for Amazon EC2 instances and individual EBS volumes at no additional cost.

What Will You Learn?

By the end of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to automate EBS snapshots using DLM


You should be familiar with:

  • AWS Management Console navigation
  • AWS Elastic Block Storage

Lab Steps:

1. Launching Lab 

  • Click on Start Lab to generate credentials for AWS, it will start the lab.
  • Once the Lab is started, you will be provided&nbs