May 11, 2022
Announcing EC2 Backup to Druva Cloud
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With Druva Data Resiliency Cloud, you can now leverage a cloud-native solution that is designed to effectively manage your data protection strategy to ensure business continuity, compliance, and e-Discovery.
Storage optimization is an ongoing process of evaluating your data storage and choosing a cost-effective storage solution. Druva Data Resiliency Cloud brings some key advantages:
- End-to-end protection: Snapshot orchestration for rapid data recovery with secure, air-gapped backups that enable ransomware protection.
- Cost benefits: Transition snapshots to lower-cost storage with substantial cost savings on long-term retention and cold tier support.
- Dedupe capabilities: Global deduplication to minimize data redundancy and optimize storage utilization.
- Security: Data encryption leveraging AWS key management system (KMS) with best-in-class SaaS security, ensuring encrypted air-gapped backups.
- Ease of use: Managed backup solution with global visibility and control, and simplified backup management to protect resources across AWS accounts.
The overall data protection workflow on Druva Cloud is illustrated below:
Getting Started with Druva Cloud
To get started, you will first need to provision storage on Druva Cloud. Once you initiate a storage request, this triggers a Support ticket to provision the storage on Druva Cloud based on your agreed credit limits.
Note: If you are currently not set up to use your SSO credentials via Druva Cloud Platform, you will first need to get your DCP account configured. On initiating the cloud storage request, Druva Support will configure the required credentials for your Druva Cloud Platform account. For more information, see Getting Started with EC2 Backup to Druva Cloud.
March 10, 2022
Restore Archived AMIs
You can now restore AMIs archived to S3 storage, with options to restore backups across Accounts or Regions.
You can choose to restore AMIs across accounts and regions, archived or otherwise.
Note: The EBS Backups page presents filter options to display Snapshots and S3 Archive, while the EC2 Backups will, by default, display AMIs and S3 Archive.
For more information, see Restore Archived AMIs.
Disaster Recovery Workflow Enhancements
Runbooks are standardized SOPs and that you can now enable as part of your ADR testing strategy. Use Runbooks to automate server shutdown or restart based on your DR failover plan testing parameters:
Note: Enabling the Shutdown source resources while testing when failover occurs runbook on test plans running within a Production environment will shut down all associated Production resources.
For more information, see Automated Disaster Recovery Workflow.
February 22, 2022
Disaster Recovery Workflow Enhancements
With Sync Schedules, you can now automate your environment cloning by periodically synchronizing a target environment with the source. Sync Schedules bring improved flexibility to schedule the cloning of your source AWS environments, ensuring that your target environments are synchronized with the source environments based on a user-defined schedule.
You can define a Sync Schedule only for a cloned environment, that is, the target environment on which the DR failover will be initiated. For more information, see Automated Disaster Recovery Workflow.
Note: To enable this feature, you will need to update your AWS Access Role by deploying the latest CloudFormation template for each account in which you intend to set up schedules. For more information, see Update Existing AWS Access Roles in Druva CloudRanger.
February 15, 2022
EBS Snapshot Restore User Interface Enhancements
With this enhancement, you will experience a revamped user interface with enhancements to the EBS Snapshot Restore workflow. This redesign offers an intuitive user experience to quickly select the appropriate restore approach, and then proceed with customizing the restore-specific parameters.
New access point: Restore Selection
On your EBS Backups page, click the Restore option and then select the restore type you wish to proceed with. The File Level Recovery option is selected by default.
EBS snapshots that have been indexed for search will now include a Files tab to locate browsable snapshots right from the Backup details page.
For more information, see Restoring EBS Snapshots.
January 27, 2022
Security Enhancements to File Level Recovery
The file-level recovery functionality allows you to initiate a recovery instance and choose the files you wish to recover. Druva CloudRanger launches an instance in your environment and files restored on this instance will only be accessible through your IP.
With the new security enhancements, you will now need to provide snapshot-specific authentication to access your temporary instance.
To access your restored files, you will need to provide the following authentication (as displayed on the Restore page, highlighted above):
Password: Snapshot ID
For more information, see Restoring Snapshots with File Level Recovery.
January 6, 202
EBS Snapshot Archive
EBS Snapshots Archive is a low-cost storage tier that allows you to archive rarely accessed snapshots, saving up to 75% in storage costs. You can now transition your rarely accessed snapshots to EBS Snapshots Archive, significantly reducing costs while retaining long-term availability.
Archived snapshots will have a minimum retention period of 90 days, with options to retrieve archived snapshots within 24-48 hours. Once retrieved, a snapshot can be used to recover an EBS Volume.
Archiving EBS snapshots offers the following benefits:
- Cost-effective Storage: Transition snapshots to lower-cost storage tiers to achieve up to 75% storage cost savings.
- Snapshot Retrieve: Seamless retrieval of EBS snapshots, ensuring data availability.
- Cold Storage: Archive EBS snapshots as part of long-term retention.
For more information, see EBS Snapshot Archive.