Automating EBS Snapshot Creation Using CloudWatch and SNS

Lab Details

  1. This lab walks you through the steps to automate the creation of EBS snapshots using CloudWatch and SNS.

  2. You will practice using CloudWatch and SNS.

  3. Duration: 1 hour

  4. AWS Region: US East (N. Virginia).


  1. Log into the AWS Management Console.

  2. Create an EC2 instance.

  3. Create an IAM Policy and IAM Role for Lambda function.

  4. Create a Lambda function.

  5. Create an SNS topic.

  6. Create a subscription.

  7. Create a rule in CloudWatch.

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