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Lifecycle Management EBS Snapshots Creation Frequency

This is not a question – more like a temporary correction. As of today (October 29, 2019), there isn’t a way have snapshot creation frequency greater than 24 hours (1 day). The instructor mentioned "days" but it can only be a max frequency of 1 day at this point. AWS has been working on adding more flexibility (support for additional AWS data sources, policies that will let you do weekly and monthly snapshots, etc.) for a little while now apparently but the currently supported frequencies are 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 24 hours.

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/snapshot-lifecycle.html

1 Answers

Hi Ccottondc,

Thanks for the catch there.  I’ll remove the "days" part as I agree it is confusing.  I think I was thinking about 24 hours = 1 day….meaning you could get snapshots each day.

–Scott

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