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Automated Backup to S3 with Lambda

In today’s digital era, data is a critical asset for businesses of all sizes. Automated backup to S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a highly effective way to protect your data from loss or corruption. S3 is a secure, scalable, and durable object storage service that offers virtually limitless storage space.

Benefits of Automated Backup to S3

There are numerous benefits:

  • Reduced risk of data loss: Automated backups ensure that your data is regularly backed up, minimizing the risk of data loss due to hardware failure, software corruption, or human error.
  • Increased data security: S3 offers a high level of data security, with features such as encryption, access control lists (ACLs), and versioning.
  • Improved disaster recovery: In the event of a disaster, automated backups can be used to quickly restore your data to a previous state.
  • Reduced administrative overhead: Automated backups can be scheduled to run unattended, freeing up your time for other tasks.
  • Cost-effective: S3 is a cost-effective storage solution, with pricing based on the amount of data you store.

How It Works

Automated file backup to S3 with Lambda works by using a Lambda function to trigger the backup process. When a file is added to a designated S3 bucket, the Lambda function is invoked. The Lambda function then copies the file from the S3 bucket to a local directory. Once the file has been copied, the Lambda function can perform any additional tasks, such as compressing or encrypting the file. The file is then uploaded to a designated S3 bucket for safekeeping.

Checkout the step-by-step implementation here

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