How often do you back up your most important data in the cloud? There are many good reasons for having a recent backup: the threat of malware, mistaken deletions, data center failures, the list is ever-growing.
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for more ways to protect and secure the data that’s most important to you.
Offering another way to protect and secure data using AWS was one of the main reasons behind EBS Snapper, an open-source Python tool we recently made available to help automate, schedule and clean up snapshots.
Automate EBS Snapshots With Snapper In 2022
EC2 Storage Types
When choosing block storage for your Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances on AWS, you’re given two options: instance store or Elastic Block Storage (EBS).
Instance store is best used for temporary, ephemeral storage that disappears when an EC2 instance is stopped or terminated. For any critical data, Rackspace recommends using EBS volumes.
EBS volumes provide automatic in-zone replication, persistence when instances are stopped, incremental snapshots for backups, and the ability to encrypt data at rest.
If you’re managing your infrastructure on AWS today, we encourage you to try out this tool and help us make it better for you. And visit Rackspace to find out more about our managed services for AWS.