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AWS EC2 Instance and EBS Volumes Backup Status Review

Backup Status report was designed to provide detailed overview of the status EC2 (AMI) and EBS (Snapshots) backups.

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Information available on the report

EC2 Instance:

  • Instance ID
  • Instance Name
  • Last AMI ID
  • Last AMI Name
  • Last AMI Date
  • Total AMIs

EBS Volume:

  • Volume ID
  • Volume Name or device mapping
  • Last Snapshot ID
  • Last Snapshot Name
  • Last Snapshot Date
  • Total Snapshots

In addition, there are two more columns showing the schedule and backup status.
Whenever you see the icon in the second column, it means the EC2 or EBS has scheduled a backup.
The third column contains two boxes with the following meanings:

The top box represents status of the AMI backup, where:

  • Green – means there is AMI backup no older than 30 days
  • Orange – means there is AMI backup older than 30 days
  • Red – means that given EC2 does not have AMI backup

The bottom box represents status of the EBS volumes, where:

  • Green – means that all volumes attached to EC2 have backup no older than 7 days
  • Orange – means that some volumes attached to EC2 do not have backups or backups are older than 7 days
  • Red – means that more than 50% of volumes attached to given EC2 do not have backups

Filters

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You can filter report by selecting one from the five available options on the drop down list:

  • All – report will show status for all EC2 instances
  • Show instance without AMI – report will show only EC2 without AMI
  • Show instance with AMI older then – report will show EC2 with AMI that are older than selected amount of days. You can select amount of days on the slide bar.
  • Show Instances without volume snapshot – report will show EC2 where at least one volume does not have snapshot.
  • Show Instances with volume snapshot older then – report will show EC2 where at least one volume has snapshot older than selected amount of days. You can select amount of days on the slide bar.

After selecting filter option click “Filter” to see EC2 instances that met selected criteria.

Managing Scheduler Templates

You have an option to add selected EC2 Instances or EBS Volumes to existing or new Scheduler Template.

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If you are not familiar with Scheduler Templates please read: EC2 Scheduler Templates Management
To apply EC2 to template:

  • Check EC2 instance you want to apply to template. You can check them individually or all by clicking the checkbox in header.
  • Select template name from the left drop down list. If you want to create new template, select “Create New Template” from the list.
  • Click “Add”
  • If you selected new template, the popup windows will ask you for the name of the template.
  • All selected EC2 instances will be assigned to the selected or new template. If you are adding EC2 instance to the existing template and selected instance is already assigned to that template, it will not be duplicated.

To apply EBS to template:

  • Check EBS volumes you want to apply to template. You can check them individually or all by clicking the checkbox in header
  • Select template name from the right drop down list. If you want to create new template, select “Create New Template” from the list.
  • Click “Add”
  • If you selected new template, the popup windows will ask you for the name of the new template.
  • All selected EBS volumes will be assigned to the selected or new template. If you are adding EBS volume to the existing template and selected volume is already assigned to that template, it will not be duplicated.
    • Note: The schedule status on the report will only show if the given template has assigned backup action. In other words, when you create a new template or add EC2/EBS to existing templates that does not have assigned AMI/Snapshot action, the schedule icon will not appear on the report.

      Exporting Report

      You can export report to Excel by clicking “Export to Excel”

      Scheduling

      You can schedule report to be delivered to your email on the regular basis.
      In order to schedule report, click “Schedule Report” link.
      The new popup window will open where you can select filter options and schedule report delivery.

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