#MCITMondays: Schedule Backups for Your RDS Deployments

Rob Waggoner

Happy Monday! To continue our #MCITMondays discussion, today we'll talk about Backups - How we can protect your customers and their data. Watch this video to see step by step instructions on how you can schedule backups and create retention policies for data volumes within a deployment.

There are two types of Redundancy for the storage account:

1. Locally-Redundant Storage (LRS) replicates your data three times (it creates three copies of your data) in a paired datacenter in the same region. LRS is a low-cost option and is ideal for price-conscious customers because it protects data against local hardware failures.

2. Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS) replicates your data to a secondary region (hundreds of miles away from the primary location of the source data). GRS costs more than LRS, but it provides a higher level of durability for your data, even if there is a regional outage.

In this video, we'll talk about Geo-Redundant Storage, our recommended option for standard RDS deployments.


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