EC2 policies

An EC2 policy at Clumio defines when a SecureVault backup or snapshot of one or more of your Amazon EC2 instances should be generated and how long the backup should be retained.

Creating an EC2 SecureVault Backup policy

  1. Navigate to Protect > Backup policies. Click Create. The Create policy wizard displays.
  2. Type a name for the new policy.
  3. Select EC2 resources from the Add asset types drop down menu.
  4. On the Configure EC2 screen, select frequency and retention options.
  5. On the Additional options panel,
    1. You can choose to specify a window of time when the backups can take place, 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. You can also choose to select just the start time for when backups should be taken as end time is optional.
      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. Backup windows do not impact on-demand backups.
    2. Select a backup destination to store your EC2 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.
    3. Select a tier to store your backups from SecureVault Standard or SecureVault Lite. Your use case should determine how long you want to retain your backups and which storage tier to use to store those backups.
    4. You can also choose to enable Clumio-managed AWS snapshots. These snapshots are taken by AWS and stored in your AWS account. Select frequency and retention options per your requirements.
      NOTE: If you later make changes to these frequency and retention settings from the AWS management console, these changes will override the selections you made on the Clumio platform.
  6. Review your selections on the Create policy page. Your selections 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. You can also edit the Additional options you selected.Click Save to save the policy and have it display on the Backup policies page.
  7. Click Save to save the policy and have it display on the Backup policies page.

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

Editing an EC2 policy

You can edit a policy from the Create policy screen of the wizard before you save it, or later from the Backup policies page.

To edit a policy, click the edit icon.

Deleting an EC2 policy

Deleting a policy will not affect any backups that have been generated by the policy in the past. Deleted policies cannot be recovered. A policy cannot be deleted if it is protecting workloads. Before you delete a policy, remove it from all of the data sources to which it is applied.

To delete a policy, click the delete icon.