Copy a backup - Amazon Backup
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Copy a backup

You can copy backups to multiple Amazon Web Services accounts or Amazon Web Services Regions on demand or automatically as part of a scheduled backup plan for most resource types. This feature is not yet available for Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP volumes.

You can also automate a sequence of cross-account and cross-Region copies for most supported resources, except for Amazon RDS and Aurora. For Amazon RDS and Aurora snapshots, Amazon Backup only supports automating either cross-account or cross-Region copies due to how those services create their encryption keys (copying a Multi-AZ DB cluster snapshot is not supported).

Some resource types have both continuous backup capability and cross-Region and cross-account copy available. When a cross-Region or cross-account copy of a continuous backup is made, the copied recovery point (backup) becomes a snapshot (periodic) backup. PITR (Point-in-Time Restore) is not available for these copies.

Copies retain their source configuration, including creation dates and expiration dates, unless you specify otherwise. The expiration date in the source and copy reference the creation date of source, not the date the copy was created.

NOTE: The source configuration overrides its copy’s expiration setting, even if the copy is set to never expire; a copy set to never expire will still retain its source’s expiration date.

If you want your backup copies to never expire, either set your source backups to never expire or specify your copy to expire 100 years after its creation.

Cross-Region and cross-account differences

Depending on the specific resource, certain features may only be available for cross-Region or cross-account copy.

Amazon RDS currently supports copying option groups to another account (but not to another Region). See Cross-Region copy considerations with specific resources for further information.