Changes You can now copy snapshots across regions using Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM). You can enable policies which, along with create, can now also copy snapshots to one or more AWS region(s). Copies can be scheduled for up to three regions from a single policy and retention periods are set for each region separately.
Changes You can now set time based retention policies on Data Lifecycle Manager. With this launch, DLM allows you to set snapshot retention period in the following interval units: days, weeks, months and years.
Changes DLM now supports Fast Snapshot Restore. You can enable Fast Restore on snapshots created by DLM, provide the AZs and the number of snapshots to be enabled with this capability.
Changes You can now add tags to a lifecycle policy in Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM). Tags allow you to categorize your policies in different ways, such as by department, purpose or owner. You can also enable resource level permissions based on tags to set access control on ability to modify or delete a tagged policy.
Changes Customers can now simultaneously take snapshots of multiple EBS volumes attached to an EC2 instance. With this new capability, snapshots guarantee crash-consistency across multiple volumes by preserving the order of IO operations. This new feature is fully integrated with Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) allowing customers to automatically manage snapshots by creating lifecycle policies.
Changes Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager adds support for copying EBS volume tags to EBS snapshots. AWS resource tags allow customers to add metadata and apply access policies to your Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) resources. Starting today, customers can use Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) to copy tags on EBS volumes to EBS snapshots. This allows customers to easily set snapshot metadata, such as access policies, to match the parent volume. Customers can enable this functionality on new or existing lifecycle policies. They can also choose to disable it at a future date.
Changes Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) for EBS Snapshots provides a simple, automated way to back up data stored on Amazon EBS volumes. You can define backup and retention schedules for EBS snapshots by creating lifecycle policies based on tags. With this feature, you no longer have to rely on custom scripts to create and manage your backups. This feature is now available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) AWS regions at no additional cost.