Walkthrough 7: Copying a backup to another AWS Region - Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Walkthrough 7: Copying a backup to another AWS Region

With Amazon FSx, you can copy an existing backup within the same AWS account to another AWS Region (a cross-Region backup copy) or to the same AWS Region (an in-Region backup copy).

The following procedure guides you through the process of creating a copy of a backup within the same AWS account. Before you can create this backup copy, you must have an existing backup. For more information, see Working with backups.

To copy an existing backup within the same AWS account (cross-Region or in-Region)

  1. Open the Amazon FSx console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/fsx/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Backups.

  3. In the Backups table, choose the backup that you want to copy.

  4. Choose Copy backup. Doing so opens the Copy backup wizard.

  5. In the Destination Region list, choose a destination AWS Region to copy the backup to. The destination can be in another AWS Region or within the same AWS Region.

  6. (Optional) Select Copy Tags to copy tags from the source backup to the destination backup. If you select Copy Tags and also add tags at step 8, all the tags are merged.

  7. For Encryption, choose the AWS KMS encryption key to encrypt the copied backup.

  8. For Tags - optional, enter a key and value to add tags for your copied backup. If you add tags here and also selected Copy Tags at step 6, all the tags are merged.

  9. Choose Copy backup.

You've now successfully copied a backup within the same AWS account to another AWS Region or within the same AWS Region.