How to schedule AMI backups to another Region

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Imran Sadiq

28 Feb, 2014 04:02 AM


I see there is an option to backup backup AMI manually to another region but is there a way for me to automate backup of AMI to another region.

There is an option to copy snapshots to another region but that requires Tag etc. This is not possible if I am creating snapshots using Ylastic as it does not give an option to add tags to snapshots.

Can you please help.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ylastic on 28 Feb, 2014 12:42 PM

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    We do not currently have a task to automatically back up an instance to another region. If you can give me some more detail on how you plan to do this, we would love to add something like this as it sounds like it will make things easier for the customers.

    the snapshots made by ylastic does have a tag called 'source' which has the name of the volume the snapshot was created from. you can use that tag. We can add generic tags to the snapshot easily. If you have any suggestions for tags please let us know.


  2. 2 Posted by Imran Sadiq on 10 Mar, 2014 07:53 PM

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    The basic idea is to replicate the AMI to another region if possible.
    It would be great to have the same thing as you do for “Backup All EBS Instances” but give the option to do it a different region.

    Currently we are using the option “Backup All EBS Instances”. I would assume that is not adding the “source” tag to snapshots as it creates the AMI.
    Can you please confirm.



  3. 3 Posted by Jerry on 20 Aug, 2014 09:21 PM

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    I am also interested in making a task to copy AMI to another region.

    Anyone have any ideas?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Ylastic on 21 Aug, 2014 02:13 AM

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    This is on our list. We have not had a chance to do this yet.


  5. Ylastic closed this discussion on 03 Feb, 2017 01:33 PM.

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