Getting started 1: Service Opt-in - Amazon Backup
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Getting started 1: Service Opt-in

The Amazon Backup console has two ways to include resource types in a backup plan: explicitly assign the resource type in a backup plan or include all resources. See the points below to understand how these selections work with service opt ins.

  • If resource assignments are only based on tags, then service opt-in settings are applied.

  • If a resource type is explicitly assigned to a backup plan, such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, or Amazon RDS, it will be included in the backup even if the opt-in is not enabled for that particular service.

  • If both a resource type and tags are specified in a resource assignment, the resource type specified in the backup plan takes priority over the tag condition. Service opt-in settings are disregarded in this situation.

Opt-in choices apply to the specific account and Amazon Web Services Region, so you might have to opt in to multiple Regions using the same account.

As Amazon Backup supports more and more Amazon services and third-party applications, you might need to revisit this step to opt in to those newly-supported resources.

Amazon Backup does not govern or manage backups taken in Amazon environments other than Amazon Backup.

To opt in to use Amazon Backup to protect all supported resource types
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console, and open the Amazon Backup console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Settings.

  3. Under Service opt-in, choose Configure resources.

  4. Opt in to all Amazon Backup-supported Resources by moving all the toggles to the right.

  5. Choose Confirm.

Next steps

To create an on-demand backup using Amazon Backup, proceed to Getting started 2: Create an on-demand backup.