AWS Backup feature availability - AWS Backup

AWS Backup feature availability

AWS Backup features are offered according to resource and AWS Region. The following sections and tables can help you determine feature availability.

Features available for all supported resources

AWS Backup offers the following features for its supported AWS services, as well as for supported third-party applications. Support for a feature or service should not be assumed unless explicitly mentioned.

Feature availability by resource

To use AWS Backup with a supported AWS service in a particular Region, the service must be available in the Region. To determine service availability in a Region, view the service endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

AWS Backup supports Cross-Region backup Cross-account backup AWS Backup Audit Manager Incremental backup Continuous backup and point-in-time restore Full management Lifecycle to cold storage Item-level restore 1 Restore testing
Amazon EC2
Amazon S3
Amazon EBS
Amazon RDS single instance 3 3 4
Amazon RDS cluster 3 3 4
Amazon Aurora 3 3
Amazon EFS
FSx for Lustre
FSx for Windows File Server
FSx for ONTAP 2
FSx for OpenZFS
AWS Storage Gateway
Amazon DocumentDB 3 3
Amazon Neptune 3 3
Amazon Redshift
Timestream
Windows VSS
Virtual machines
AWS CloudFormation templates 5 5
Amazon DynamoDB
DynamoDB with AWS Backup advanced features
SAP HANA databases on Amazon EC2 instances

Some resource types have both continuous backup capability and cross-Region and cross-account copy available. When a cross-Region or cross-account copy of a continuous backup is made, the copied recovery point (backup) becomes a snapshot (periodic) backup. Amazon RDS and Amazon S3 support incremental snapshot copies; Amazon Aurora supports only full snapshot copies. PITR (Point-in-Time Restore) is not available for these copies.

1 The "item" in an item-level restore varies depending on the supported resource. For example, a file system item is a file or directory, whereas an S3 item is an S3 object. A VMware item is a disk. For more information, see the Restoring a backup section for the supported resource.

2 AWS Backup Audit Manager supports this resource across all controls except cross-account copy and cross-Region copy.

3 RDS, Aurora, DocumentDB, and Neptune do not support a single copy action that performs both cross-Region AND cross-account backup. You can choose one or the other. You can also use a AWS Lambda script to listen for the completion of your first copy, perform your second copy, then delete the first copy. RDS multi availability zone (Multi-AZ) database instances can be copied, but Multi-AZ clusters do not currently support cross-Region or cross-account copy. See Cross-Region copy considerations with specific resources for further information.

4 See RDS multi-availability zone backups for Regions where Backup Audit Manager support is available.

5 In CloudFormation stack backups, nested resources retain their source resources' features. However, resources within the stack do not retain Point-in-Time Restore (PITR) functionality (such as Amazon S3 and Amazon RDS). Properties within the matrix above apply just to CloudFormation templates and not to the resources within the stack.

6 For Aurora, snapshots are full, and incremental backup is offered through PITR.

Feature availability by AWS Region

AWS Backup is available in all the following AWS Regions. AWS Backup features are available in all these Regions unless otherwise noted in the following table.

AWS Backup supports Cross-Region backup Cross-account management Cross-account backup AWS Backup Audit Manager and Jobs dashboard Restore testing
US East (N. Virginia)
US East (Ohio)
US West (N. California)
US West (Oregon)
Africa (Cape Town)
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
Asia Pacific (Hyderabad)
Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
Asia Pacific (Melbourne)
Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
Asia Pacific (Osaka)
Asia Pacific (Seoul)
Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Asia Pacific (Sydney)
Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
Canada (Central)
Canada West (Calgary) ✓ (except Amazon S3)
China (Beijing)
China (Ningxia)
Europe (Frankfurt)
Europe (Ireland)
Europe (London)
Europe (Milan)
Europe (Paris)
Europe (Spain)
Europe (Stockholm)
Europe (Zurich)
Israel (Tel Aviv)
Middle East (Bahrain)
Middle East (UAE)
South America (São Paulo)
AWS GovCloud (US-East)
AWS GovCloud (US-West)

China (Beijing) and China (Ningxia) support cross-Region copy from one of these two Regions to the other. Cross-Region copy is not supported from these Regions to other Regions or into these Regions. Cross-account copy is not supported for these Regions.

Jobs dashboard is not currently available in AWS GovCloud (US-East) and AWS GovCloud (US-West). Jobs dashboard aggregation is only available in Regions which support cross-account management and AWS Backup Audit Manager.

Amazon EBS cold storage archive tier is not available in is not currently available in China (Beijing), China (Ningxia), AWS GovCloud (US-East) and AWS GovCloud (US-West) Regions.

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and Amazon Neptune do not support cross-Region backup copies in opt-in Regions.

Supported services by AWS Region

AWS Backup supports the following in all supported Regions:

  • Aurora

  • DynamoDB

  • DynamoDB with AWS Backup advanced features

  • Amazon EBS

  • Amazon EC2

  • Amazon EFS

  • Amazon Redshift

  • Amazon RDS

The following table indicates AWS Backup support for other AWS services by Region.

Region and service Amazon FSx SAP HANA on EC2 instances Amazon S3 Storage Gateway Amazon Timestream VMware and Backup gateway
US East (N. Virginia)
US East (Ohio)
US West (N. California) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP
US West (Oregon) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP
Africa (Cape Town) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP 1
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) 1
Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP 1
Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP
Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP 1
Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
Asia Pacific (Osaka) Windows; Lustre 1
Asia Pacific (Seoul)
Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Asia Pacific (Sydney)
Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
Canada (Central)
Canada West (Calgary)
China (Beijing) Windows; Lustre 1
China (Ningxia) Windows; Lustre 1
Europe (Frankfurt)
Europe (Ireland)
Europe (London)
Europe (Milan) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP 1
Europe (Paris) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP
Europe (Spain) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP 1
Europe (Stockholm)
Europe (Zurich) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP 1
Israel (Tel Aviv) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP 1
Middle East (Bahrain) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP 1
Middle East (UAE) 1
South America (São Paulo)
AWS GovCloud (US-West) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP 1
AWS GovCloud (US-East) Windows; Lustre; ONTAP 1

A check under Amazon FSx indicates that FSx for Windows File Server, FSx for Lustre, FSx for ONTAP, and FSx for OpenZFS are all supported in that Region by AWS Backup; otherwise, the supported configurations will be listed.

1 Cross-Region and cross-account copy are not supported.