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New – CloudWatch Events for EBS Snapshots

Cloud computing can improve upon traditional IT operations by giving you the power to automate complex high-level operations that were formerly kept in a runbook or passed along as tribal knowledge. Far too many of these operations involve backup and recovery operations, especially in smaller and less mature organizations.
Many AWS customers make great use of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes, especially given the ease with which they can generate and manage snapshot backups. They are also copying snapshots between regions on a regular basis for disaster recovery and other operational reasons.
Today we are bringing the benefits of automation to EBS with the addition of new CloudWatch Events for EBS snapshots. You can use these events to add additional automation to your cloud-based backup environment. Here are the new events:
createSnapshot – Fired after the status of a newly created EBS snapshot changes to Complete.
copySnapshot –


 

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