As most Amazon Web Services (AWS) users probably know, one of the most popular features offered on the platform is the ability to take point-in-time snapshots of data stored in Amazon Elastic Block Store. This method, more commonly referred to as an EBS snapshot, makes it easy and efficient to save incremental changes to your data at the block level, and eliminates the need to regularly engage in a full-blown backup of your files. And by ignoring unchanged data, EBS snapshots minimize the amount of time required to create a backup, which also helps save users money.
However, one traditional downside of backing up data with EBS snapshots is the difficulty of searching for and retrieving individual files, which can often be a cumbersome, time-consuming process. This proved to be a major problem for users, especially for those working for an enterprise-level business with vast amounts of data. But thanks to CloudRanger’s new file-level search functionality, retrieving backups of the specific files you need whenever you need them is as easy as using a search engine.
In the following article, we’ll explain how CloudRanger’s new file-level search functionality works. We’ll also explore the benefits of this exciting new tool, and explain how fits into a larger AWS backup/disaster recovery plan.