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Automating EBS Snapshot Creation with CloudWatch Events (Including SNS Notifications)

Hands-On Lab


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Welcome to this AWS Learning Activity where you 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.

What are Hands-On Labs?

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.