The following guide will help you, step by step, automate your AWS EC2 server snapshots & volume backups.
Afterwards, you will be able to take snapshots, automatically on your own terms, whether you need to take them daily, weekly, every couple of hours or on-demand using our API.
You will also have the option to choose the number of snapshots to keep on your provider to save snapshot storage cost.
In order for SimpleBackups to manage your AWS EC2 Snapshots, a IAM Users to be created with the right policies.
With this done, you know have a IAM User with an access key and secret that we'll be able to use in SimpleBackups
to automate your AWS EC2 Snapshots.
We now have everything we need to connect your AWS account to SimpleBackups.
If saving this provider returns an error, make sure to validate that the IAM User associated to the Access Key you used has the right priviledges.
You're good to go! You can now configure and schedule your AWS instance & volume snapshots.