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Scheduling DynamoDB Backups with Lambda and CloudWatch

Hands-On Lab


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Let's assume you want to take a backup of one of your DynamoDB tables each day to an S3 bucket. A simple way to achieve this is to use an Amazon CloudWatch Events rule to trigger an AWS Lambda function daily. In this hands-on AWS lab, you will write a Lambda function in Python using the Boto3 library.

Setting this up requires configuring an IAM role, setting a CloudWatch rule, and creating a Lambda function.

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Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.