As an update to my previous post on using lambda to automate snaphots, I’ve finally logged back into the Lightsail console and seen they have added a new feature – automatic snapshots.
It looks like the feature was added in October, based on the help site.
I won’t be switching from the lambda function as I require 14 days on Lightsail boxes, but if you’re happy with the following constraints, then it’s a great option:
- Pre-set to 7 days of snapshot retention (no more, no less)
- Must be set to run at a specific time (no triggers)
- Available on Linux boxes only (no Windows as yet)