AWS EC2 Backup with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

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    Consistently having all of your data backed up is of the highest priority. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers advanced backup capabilities for reliable and robust protection of your entire AWS EC2 environment. Its many benefits include automated policy-based backup, intuitive interface, fast and easy setup process, and much more. NAKIVO Backup & Replication guarantees a high level of security for every single byte that is stored in backups as well as their successful recovery.

    Below, you can find a step-by-step guide on how to protect your AWS EC2 instances with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.


    7 steps total


    Step 1. Create a new backup job

    Start by creating a new backup job for Amazon EC2. Click on the Create button and select the Amazon EC2 backup job.


    Step 2. Select the source for backup

    The next step is to choose the EC2 instances you wish to back up. Select the Amazon EC2 account that should already be added to inventory, tick the necessary options, and click Next.



    Step 3. Select the destination location

    At this step, you need to choose the destination location for storing your Amazon EC2 backups.

    By clicking on Advanced Options, you can access the configuration of the selected backup repository.



    Step 4. Schedule backup jobs

    You can run jobs on-demand or you can schedule the time at which the backup job will be performed. The choice depends on the amount of new data that is added to AWS EC2 instances daily or weekly.


    Step 5. Select a retention policy

    It’s time to choose how many recovery points you wish to keep and for how long. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can save up to 4,000 recovery points for each backup job.



    Step 6. Configure additional options and Finish

    At the final step, you can name the job, and decide whether application-aware mode, encryption, or network acceleration should be enabled. You have the option of leaving the default settings and running the job, or, you can adjust options based on your needs to make the backup process more efficient. If you would like to start the backup job right away, click the Finish & Run button. If you wish to save the job and let it start at the time you have scheduled it, click the Finish button.



    Step 7. View and manage jobs

    You can see all  AWS EC2 backup jobs in the main window of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. View, manage and update the job settings whenever you need, and keep all data protected on a regular basis.




    Create a high-performance AWS EC2 backup by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication - one of the best backup solutions on the market, and get the most from global data deduplication, compression, swap data exclusion, and log truncation, as well as automating AWS EC2 backups by setting up policy-based backup jobs.