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Learn how to connect AWS to SnapShooter for daily to hourly backups

Simon Bennett]
Simon Bennett
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2020
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# Overview

Learn how to connect your AWS Account to SnapShooter to perform daily to hourly backups of your EC2 instances.


# Connecting AWS To SnapShooter

We make use of AWS IAM to grant. This enables you to grant just the right permissions to SnapShooter to perform snapshots

Navigate to https://snapshooter.io/dashboard/snapshots/aws/accounts and press the Connect New AWS Account Button

You will be asked to provide an account name, access key, secret access key and the region.

You will need to create a new IAM user in your AWS account with the following permissions.

{
  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
    {
      "Sid": "snapshooter",
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": [
        "ec2:DescribeImages",
        "ec2:DeregisterImage",
        "ec2:DescribeInstances",
        "ec2:DeleteSnapshot",
        "ec2:CreateTags",
        "ec2:DescribeVolumes",
        "ec2:CreateSnapshot",
        "ec2:CreateImage",
        "ec2:DescribeSnapshots"
      ],
      "Resource": [
        "*"
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Once created you can then copy the keys from AWS and paste them into SnapShooter. We encrypt your keys to keep them secure.

You can only configure one region at a time. If you wish to backup in more than one region you can add a second account and select a different region.


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