AWS offers point-in-time snapshots. These snapshots are incremental backups taken from EC2 EBS Volumes, so the more often you take your snapshot the least time is required to be completed. So far so good, cheap and simple backups. However, what if we need to do this across multiple accounts and regions? As every mortal would probably do: “we just repeat the strategy that worked over and over until it doesn’t make sense anymore”. That is exactly what we did, but It didn’t take long to become senseless though. …

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