Backing up the EC2

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We have an EC2 installed running Ubuntu 18-04 LTS - Bionic-Ubuntu for a Python application that is using PostgressSQL database.

Due to the criticality of the application that we are running on this instance, we need to keep a near real time backup of the data, and I would to know your suggestions please.

I have taken few images, but this process needs reboot of the instance which is not practical for us.

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asked 3 years ago17 views
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Hello,

Using AMI does seems to be the best alternative offered by AWS for creating backups on an instance. You do have the option of selecting "No Reboot" from console or passing --no-reboot from CLI when creating the image:

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/creating-an-ami-ebs.html
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/ec2/create-image.html

Regards,
shubh-AWS

answered 3 years ago

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