Ensure that Amazon Config service is referencing an active S3 bucket in order to save configuration information (history files and snapshots) for auditing purposes.
Amazon Config tracks changes within the configuration of your AWS resources and it regularly sends updated configuration details to an S3 bucket that you specify. When AWS Config is not referencing an active S3 bucket, the service is unable to send the recorded information to the designated bucket, therefore you lose the ability to audit later the configuration changes made within your AWS account.
To determine if AWS Config service is missing the ability to save configuration information (history files and configuration snapshots) due to inactive S3 bucket, perform the following actions:
To update Amazon Config service configurations that reference missing S3 buckets, perform the following: