Ensure that your Amazon DynamoDB tables are using on-demand backup and restore functionality for data protection and archival purposes, helping you meet regulatory requirements in your organization. Along with data, Global Secondary Indexes (GSIs), Local Secondary Indexes (LSIs), streams and provisioned read/write capacity are also included within the table backups. The backup/restore process does not consume any provisioned capacity and has no impact on the performance and availability of your DynamoDB applications.
With AWS DynamoDB on-demand backup and restore functionality you can protect your data from loss due to application errors and retain it for regulatory compliance purposes.
To identify any DynamoDB tables with underutilized read capacity, available in your AWS account, perform the following actions:
To make use of Amazon DynamoDB on-demand backup and restore functionality, you need to create full table backups and restore them when needed. This section demonstrates how to create and restore an existing table in order to make use of DynamoDB on-demand backup and restore functionality: