EFS backups

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AWS Backup and EFS

  • Note Automatic backups are exempt from the AWS Backup service opt-out configuration. For more information, see Getting Started with AWS Backup in the AWS Backup Developer Guide.
  • Note Sockets and named pipes are not supported, and are omitted from backups.
  • Note To restore a recovery point, users must have the backup:StartRestoreJob permission.
  • Note For Partial restores to an existing EFS file system, AWS Backup restores the files and directories to a new directory under the file system root directory. The full hierarchy of the specified items is preserved in the recovery directory. For example, if directory A contains subdirectories B, C, and D, AWS Backup retains the hierarchical structure when A, B, C, and D are recovered.