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Lightsail Auto Snapshots

An AWS Lambda function to automatically snapshot all Amazon Lightsail virtual private servers in an account and retain them for a given number of days. The included AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) template will upload and create the function, grant it the permissions necessary to list your Lightsail instances and snapshots and create and delete snapshots, and schedule it to run once per day.


To install this function, ensure you have the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) installed and configured.

Run the deploy script and optionally specify the region to install the function and the number of days for which snapshots should be retained. By default, the script will install the function into your default configured region and retain snapshots for 30 days.

## Install in US East (Ohio) and retain snapshots for 15 days
REGION=us-east-2 DAYS=15 bin/deploy

## Install in the CLI's configured default region and retain snapshots for 90 days
DAYS=90 bin/deploy

## Install in EU (Ireland) and retain snapshots for 30 days
REGION=eu-west-1 bin/deploy

## Install in Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and create snapshot every day at 7:00pm UTC, retain snapshots for 30 days
REGION=ap-northeast-1 SCHEDULE="cron(0 19 * * ? *)" bin/deploy


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Lambda function to automatically back up your Lightsail instances.




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