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There are two ways of protecting your assets. You can do it either from the Elastio Tenant or through the Elastio CLI.

In order to schedule backups for certain assets in your AWS account enabled with Elastio through the Elastio Tenant, navigate to the Policies page. Alternatively, you can do it through the On Boarding page. For now it is possible to create a Policy for AWS EC2 and AWS EBS.

Protect assets with Policies

A Policy is a way of scheduling Elastio backups for certain assets in your AWS account enabled with Elastio. Policys can be created either for special Assets or for Assets with associated tags. For now it is possible to create a Policy for AWS EC2 and AWS EBS.

To add a new Policy to your account, please follow the steps below:

  • Press the “+New Policy” button

Figure 1.1: Add New Policy

Figure 1.1: Add New Policy

  • Add a name to your Policy and define the schedule for it.

Elastio backup Policy may run every 15 minutes, 30 minutes, every hour, 12 hours, as well as daily, weekly and monthly. It can be started immediately or at a set time.

Please note: if you have selected the “Run now” option, you should be aware that the first backup will run at its earliest availability, which for now is every 15 minutes So, a Policy created at HH:25 with the “Run now” option on will run at HH:30 and then according to schedule.

Figure 1.2: Add New Policy - Frequency

Figure 1.2: Add New Policy - Frequency

  • Step 2 - Integrity Scan - provides you an option of running Ransomware or Malware detection scan against the recovery points that are created when the Policy is executed. You can select either or both options.

Figure 1.3: Add New Policy - Integrity Scan

Figure 1.3: Add New Policy - Integrity Scan

  • On step 3 select the assets you would like to protect.

You can select specific Assets from the table below and add them to the Policy.

Figure 1.4: Add new Policy - specific Assets

Figure 1.4: Add new Policy - specific Assets

You can also select Assets by tags. Enter the tag to identify which assets to protect when the Policy is executed.

Please note: an asset must have a tag to be backed up with a Policy. Each time the Policy is executed, the assets are identified by tag dynamically meaning that the assets and tags don’t need to exist when this Policy is created.

Figure 1.5: Add new Policy - Assets by tags

Figure 1.5: Add new Policy - Assets by tags

  • Press the “Save and Activate” button to start your Policy.

Please note: asset count in the Policies table on Policies page will be 0 until the first run of the Policy. Once it was run, the assets count will be updated with appropriate number.

To learn more about how to create, edit and delete a Policy, see the Policies page instructions.

Protect assets with Elastio CLI

In case you want to backup some assets manually, you can install the Elastio CLI and back up your assets through it.

Available types of backups for Elastio CLI are:

  • Files
  • Filesystems
  • Streams (S3 buckets, stdin)
  • Block devices
  • Databases and individual tables (Local, Amazon RDS, Google Cloud SQL, Azure SQL)
  • Containers
  • VM’s
  • EC2 instances
  • EBS volumes