S3 policies

An S3 backup policy defines when a backup of a protection group should be performed and how long that backup should be retained. Your use case should determine how long you want to retain your backups and which storage tier to use to store those backups. For example, in a ransomware use case you could choose to store your data in Cold Tier for two months, whereas for archival use you could choose to store data in Frozen Tier for several years. The minimum retention period for the Cold Tier is two months and for the Frozen Tier is six months.

Create an S3 Policy

  1. Navigate to the Policies page. Click Create. The Create policy wizard displays.
  2. Type a name for the new policy.
  3. Select S3 assets from the list of AWS data sources under Clumio SecureVault.
  4. The daily frequency for S3 backups is selected by default as it is required. You can change the number of days between backups, the default is daily backups and you can change how long to retain a backup, the options are months or years. The default is 3 months.
  5. You can also specify a window of time when the backups can take place, select the Start backup checkbox and specify a start time and a time zone. If you don't select a specific time, the backup window is for 24 hours. Click Next.
  6. On the Advanced options screen, choose a backup destination to store your backups. In-region backups are kept in the same region as the asset being backed up. If you select a different region as the asset being backed up (out-of-region) to store your backups, additional AWS transfer fees may apply.
    Note: Once a target region is configured in a policy and applied to a protection group (either for in-region backup or a specific target region) it cannot be changed for that protection group or any of its child S3 assets. See Migrating to S3 out-of-region backup for more information.
  7. You can also select a backup tier to store your S3 asset backups. See SecureVault backup tier options for more information.
  8. Review your selections on the Summary screen. You can edit frequency and retention settings as well as backup window and location options from this screen. Click Save.

Next, create a protection rule to apply the policy you just created to your protection groups, see create a protection rule for more information.

To delete, edit and manage your policies, see Managing protection policies.