Since AWS is entirely self-managed, it’s up to you to keep your instance updated and secure. That’s a lot of responsibility, so I recommend setting up a calendar alert on your phone and/or computer so that you go through the motions at least once a month.
Backups in AWS are surprisingly simple. To create a backup, you simply make a “Snapshot” of your instance.
1) Log into your AWS Console
2) Go to your EC2 dashboard
3) Go to your Volumes tab.
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