EBS policies

An EBS policy at Clumio defines when a SecureVault backup or EBS AWS snapshot of one or more Amazon EBS volumes should be generated and how long the backup or snapshot data should be retained.

EBS policies are created and configured through the Create Policy wizard (Policies > Create Policy).

For more information about policies, see Policies.

Create an EBS policy

  1. Navigate to the Policies page.
  2. Click Create. The Create Policy wizard displays.
  3. Type a name for the policy.
  4. By default the settings for a SecureVault backup are displayed. Select EBS volumes from the list of AWS data sources. Optionally, expand the Snap tab to configure snapshots in this policy as well. Click Next.
  5. Select frequency and retention options per your requirements. You can also specify a window of time when the backups can take place (backup window), select the Start Time checkbox and specify the time zone and start and end times of the backup window, if you don't select specific times, the backup window is for 24 hours. When the backup window is enabled, recurring backups will only occur between the stated start and end times. Note that recurring backups usually start about 5 minutes after the start time. Backups that are still in progress by the end of the backup window will be aborted. You cannot define a backup window if you enable backups to occur in hourly increments. Click Next.
  6. Select a backup destination and a backup tier to store your EBS volume backups. A SecureVault backup is saved in the same region by default, or you can select a specific region in which to save the backup. Refer to this table for more information about which tier to choose. Click Next.
  7. Review your selections on the Summary page. You can edit the policy name. The settings you selected are organized into frequency and retention sets based on the asset types that support those settings. You can add new or edit existing asset types for the selected frequency retention sets, create new sets, or delete sets. You can also edit advanced settings for the different asset types. Click Next.
  8. Click Save to save the policy and have it display on the Policies page.

Now that you have created a policy, you can apply it to your EBS volumes using protection rules.

Edit an EBS policy

  1. Navigate to the Policies page.
  2. Click the Edit icon next to the policy you want to edit. The Edit Policy dialog displays.
  3. The Frequency and Retention tab displays by default. You can edit the existing schedule, delete it, or add another schedule. You can also add asset types and group them by frequency and retention schedules.
  4. The Advanced Settings tab lets you edit backup destination and backup tier selections.
  5. Click Save.