Working with backup vaults - AWS Backup

Working with backup vaults

In AWS Backup, a backup vault is a container that stores and organizes your backups.

When creating a backup vault, you must specify the AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) encryption key that encrypts some of the backups placed in this vault. Encryption for other backups is managed by their source AWS services. For more information about encryption, see the chart in Encryption for backups in AWS.

Your account will always have a default backup vault. If you require different encryption keys or access policies for different groups of backups, you can create multiple backup vaults.

This section provides an overview of how to manage your backup vaults in AWS Backup.