Automating EBS Snapshot Creation with CloudWatch Events and SNS
In this AWS hands-on lab, we will be creating a CloudWatch Events rule for the purpose of automating the creation of EBS snapshots (and notifying system admins).
Creating and storing EBS snapshots are essentials for any backup/disaster recovery plan. Automating the creation process allows for reliable backup planning. And by utilizing SNS in this process, we can inform an administrator when each snapshot creation job has begun.