Protect your assets with backup policies and define rules to apply those policies to the assets you want to protect.

Backup policies

A backup policy at Clumio represents a user-configured schedule that defines how frequently the data from your cloud-based business applications are backed up by Clumio. A well defined policy should align with your overall backup strategy and define how often the data should be backed up (frequency, how long the data should be retained (retention), where backup data should be stored (destination), and which data sources should be protected.

A policy can contain a mix of any of the Clumio supported asset types; AWS EBS volumes, EC2 instances, S3 assets, DynamoDB, RDS resources, MS SQL on EC2 databases, and Microsoft 365 resources. You can add multiple sets of frequencies and retention periods for these different asset types in a policy to meet the needs of your organization's backup strategy.

Each asset type is defined with its own backup frequencies and retention periods. For example, an EBS asset type can be enabled and configured to generate recurring backups of EBS volumes according to its service level agreement (SLA), while a Microsoft 365 asset type can be configured to back up M365 OneDrive libraries according to its SLA.

Clumio supports remote (offsite) backups, protecting your data in the event that your source location is threatened by outages and physical disasters. SecureVault Backups are stored within Clumio's air-gapped and immutable storage, providing maximum security for your data.

All data backed up by Clumio is encrypted. Furthermore, the backup and restore processes at Clumio are controlled through various security measures, such as identity authentication, entity-based and role-based access controls, and optional encryption keys. For more information about Clumio's security features, see Encryption key settings.

AWS protection rules

After you configure the policy for an asset type, you are ready to apply the policy to the individual assets you want to protect.
An asset is protected by a policy either by applying it directly to the asset type or using protection rules. How the policy is applied to an asset depends on the asset type. For some asset types, such as Microsoft 365 assets, policies are applied directly to the assets; for other asset types, such as AWS asset types, policies are applied using protection rules.