AWS Backup Review

Has good replication in the recovery region


What is our primary use case?

We bought it as a service and deployed it. We use it to define each of our instances that we back up like the backup policy and the retention policy.

What is most valuable?

The replication in the recovery region is the most valuable feature. 

What needs improvement?

This backup tool does the full backup of the entire snapshot server. I would like to have the option to not do the full server backup. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using AWS Backup for three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is good. We have around five to six users. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support responds quickly.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used a different backup solution from AWS. It was a more user-friendly version. AWS Backup was developed from a command-line application tool. The other solution was a more user-friendly version but it did the same thing.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple. It took one to two days.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing is not straightforward. You have to pay extra. 

What other advice do I have?

My advice to someone considering this solution is to use it for its disaster recovery capabilities.

I would rate it an eight out of ten. In the next release, I would like that when a backup fails, for it to try again automatically, which is doesn't do now. I would also like to have the ability to do a partial backup of the server. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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