Lifecycle - Amazon Backup
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Lifecycle

Contains an array of Transition objects specifying how long in days before a recovery point transitions to cold storage or is deleted.

Backups transitioned to cold storage must be stored in cold storage for a minimum of 90 days. Therefore, on the console, the “retention” setting must be 90 days greater than the “transition to cold after days” setting. The “transition to cold after days” setting cannot be changed after a backup has been transitioned to cold.

Resource types that are able to be transitioned to cold storage are listed in the "Lifecycle to cold storage" section of the Feature availability by resource table. Amazon Backup ignores this expression for other resource types.

Contents

DeleteAfterDays

Specifies the number of days after creation that a recovery point is deleted. Must be greater than 90 days plus MoveToColdStorageAfterDays.

Type: Long

Required: No

MoveToColdStorageAfterDays

Specifies the number of days after creation that a recovery point is moved to cold storage.

Type: Long

Required: No

OptInToArchiveForSupportedResources

Optional Boolean. If this is true, this setting will instruct your backup plan to transition supported resources to archive (cold) storage tier in accordance with your lifecycle settings.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: