Automatic backup management of AWS EC2 EBS volumes
Automated EBS Snapshots helps you ensure that you have up to date snapshots of your EBS volumes.
All you need to do to get started is documented below.
pip install automated-ebs-snapshots
Automated EBS snapshots can be configured either via command line options or via command line options.
Command line options
You can use the following command line options to authenticate to AWS.
AWS configuration options: --access-key-id ACCESS_KEY_ID AWS access key --secret-access-key SECRET_ACCESS_KEY AWS secret access key --region REGION AWS region
Create a configuration file anywhere on you file system.
[general] access-key-id: xxxx secret-access-key: xxxxxxxx region: eu-west-1
Then use the --config command line option to point at your configuration file.
Watching and unwatching volumes
Start watching a volume
In order to enable automatic snapshots, you need to start watching the volume. The following command will add vol-13245678 to the watchlist with snapshots created daily.
automated-ebs-snapshots --config ~/auto-ebs-snapshots.conf --watch vol-12345678 --interval daily
List watched volumes
List the currently watched volumes and their backup interval
automated-ebs-snapshots --config ~/automated-ebs-snapshots.conf --list
Stop watching a volume
To stop creating automated backups for a volume, run this:
automated-ebs-snapshots --config ~/automated-ebs-snapshots.conf --unwatch vol-12345678
Now, to start taking snapshots you will need to have Automated EBS Snapshots running.
automated-ebs-snapshots --config ~/automated-ebs-snapshots.conf --run
It will check if there are any volumes with no or too old snapshots. New snapshots will be created if needed.
There is no daemon mode currently, so you will need to run something like this.
nohup while true ; do automated-ebs-snapshots --config ~/automated-ebs-snapshots.conf --run >> /var/log/automated-ebs-snapshots.log 2>&1 ; sleep 600 ; done
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