Automate AWS Snapshots of your EBS volumes

Although AWS makes it easy to take snapshots of your EBS volumes, it still requires some manual effort and is therefore, subject to human error. Let’s be honest, we are all busy people and where possible,  we all love to automate tasks. We want to be able to set something up and then forget about it, safe in the knowledge that our tasks are being carried out in the background.

The feedback we get regularly get from our customers is that they are looking for an easy way to automate snapshots of an EC2 instance and related EBS volumes on a regular basis, without the hassle of coding of scripts and their ongoing upkeep.

Automate EBS Volume Snapshots

We know how important it is to protect your business and its data assets. Therefore, snapshot automation is considered especially important when it comes to the managing the safety of your EBS volumes. If you are running scripts, how can you make sure your scripts are running consistently, and how will you get a notification if something fails? What happens if staff leave, changes are made and these are not reflected in the scripts?

What happens if the script didn’t run in the first place? What if a scheduled job was stopped on a related instance but the failure is only now being discovered? It is important to make sure that everything is running based on your schedules and business requirements.

For example, many of our customers are looking for a process like this to become automated – Schedule a snapshot every 8 hours, every day, which works out around 90 snapshots per month.

So basically, users want to schedule a snapshot of the volume every 8 hours throughout the month and they would like for this to be automatic, scheduled at set times. The CloudRanger console makes this possible. If something goes wrong with the EC2 instance you are working with, you are able to attach the backed up snapshot, and we will send you an email notification straight away to inform you if the task has failed.


Our snapshot automation solution can become an essential part of your cloud as it involves the safety of your EBS volumes that are important for compliance and the needs of your business.

We offer an easy way to automate scheduled snapshots of an EC2 instance and related EBS volumes, without the hassle of coding and the ongoing regular upkeep of scripts, so you are safe in the knowledge that tasks are being carried out through our email alert notifications.

Also, if you’re interested in scheduling your Amazon EC2 non-production environment resources, we offer an automated scheduling solution for Amazon EC2 instances so you can automatically start and stop instances, to help save on unnecessary costs.

About CloudRanger

CloudRanger offer a simple DevOps automation solution to make it easy to manage backups & servers on AWS cloud. Using CloudRanger, you can easily backup your RDS and EC2 instances with snapshots and AMIs.

With an easy to use interface, managing your routine AWS tasks is simple and effective. CloudRanger saves your team time and hassle, making the day-to-day management of your AWS resources easier and more automated. CloudRanger can also help you save on your EC2 costs by starting/stopping non-production instances automatically when you need them.

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