How do I minimize data loss during scheduled maintenance of my ElastiCache nodes running Memcached?

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One or more of my Amazon ElastiCache nodes running Memcached is scheduled for maintenance. Because Memcached doesn’t offer a replication or failover option, how do I minimize the loss of data that can occur when my nodes are replaced?


You can find a list of potential options at Replacing nodes.

For information on best practices for designing fault-tolerant Memcached infrastructure, see Mitigating failures.

For more information about ElastiCache maintenance windows, see Managing maintenance.

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Amazon ElastiCache managed maintenance and service updates help page

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