Why AWS Core Backup (Snapshots) Suck

AWS Core Backup Technology Sucks

EC2 HA data storage backup solution EBS snapshots are an incredibly valuable tool if you can wait. But if you have  any significant amount of data you need to restore you may be disappointed with the 4 megabytes per second recovery speed.

 

 

Scenarios in Which AWS EBS Snapshots Will Kill You

  • Resizing a EBS Volume — You are generating tons of space and you realized you need a ton more.
  • Restoring In a disaster recovery situation