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Backup Data Across Multiple Accounts

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Here is the set of instructions showing you how to set up backups with Elastio across multiple AWS accounts. A common use case for this setup is to use one AWS account to store your backups created using Elastio and a second account for your production workloads.

How to set up both AWS accounts

Note: These instructions only work for the following backup types: file, stream, and block.

1. The first AWS account (for backups)

The first part of the process is to follow the Elastio guide on how to set up your AWS account with the CloudFormation stack in any of our supported regions.

Here is a step-by-step guide to setting up your AWS account to create Elastio backups in:

  1. Set up a Tenant
  2. Connect the AWS account as Elastio Source

2. The second AWS account (for production workloads)

Follow these steps to install the Elastio, and other components needed in this AWS account:

  1. Provision an EC2 instance (in any region) to be your Elastio control center
  2. Install the Elastio CLI
  3. Configure the [AWS CLI][aws-cli-url] to your backup account and the region that you deployed Elastio into.

Perform and restore backups

Now you can use the Elastio CLI to create and restore streams, files and blocks from the second EC2 instance into the AWS account Elastio is deployed into.