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Easily link SnapShooter to Lightsail with IAM Keys
AWS offers industry leading access control with access keys and this is the same for lightsail, generate new keys for SnapShooter and get started backing up your servers instantly.
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We pride ourselves on our friendly setup for configuring backups. We list your resources in our dashboard, and provide straightforward options for backup frequency and retention. Sit back and let us manage taking new backups and pruning old ones.
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Lightsail does not offer backups natively
While you can snapshot your instances as and when you want, AWS does not offer a solution for scheduling. Luckily we do!
Why Backup AWS Lightsail Daily?
AWS is the world leader when it comes to computing power, however, the console is not easy for everyone to learn and use. At SnapShooter we have created a simple way you can schedule daily to hourly backups of your servers.
Moved my servers to AWS to take advantage of some credit, thankfully didn't mean I lost SnapShooter backups. Probably the best way to backup servers in 2020.
Learn how SnapShooter makes backups of your Amazon Lightsail.
Watch the way your data flows from source to the storage you decide.
Learn how Amazon Lightsail Backups/SnapShots work
SnapShooter communicates with Amazon Lightsail via API to schedule and manage snapshots. Your data stays within your Amazon Lightsail account.
- SnapShooter requests a snapshot via API with Amazon Lightsail
- Amazon Lightsail starts the process for performing a copy of the underlying file system
- The file system is copied to a snapshot
- SnapShooter request confirmation from Amazon Lightsail and will store key meta data
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