Question: What is the pricing for backups in Amazon ElastiCache?


Amazon ElastiCache provides you the capability to create backups of your Redis and Memcached data. The cost associated with these backups depends on various factors such as backup storage, regional data transfer rates, and potential snapshot export costs. Here's a general breakdown:

  • Backup Storage: You pay for the storage of your automatic backups and any customer-initiated snapshots. The amount of backup storage for an account is the sum of the storage for all automated backups and manual snapshots. The price can vary by region and backup storage does not have free tier benefits. Check AWS's detailed pricing page for the most accurate information.

  • Data Transfer: There might be additional charges for transferring data across regions if you restore a backup in a different region than where it was created.

Please note that prices are subject to change, and the most accurate and current pricing information can always be found on the official AWS ElastiCache Pricing page.

# Sample Python code using boto3 to create a snapshot (manual backup) in ElastiCache import boto3 client = boto3.client('elasticache', region_name='us-west-2') response = client.create_snapshot( SnapshotName='my-snapshot', ReplicationGroupId='my-replication-group', )

This script creates a snapshot of your ElastiCache Redis cluster. Remember to replace 'my-snapshot' and 'my-replication-group' with your actual snapshot name and replication group ID respectively.

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