Ensure that your Amazon Neptune graph database clusters have set a minimum backup retention period in order to achieve your organization compliance requirements. The retention period represents the number of days to retain automated snapshots. Cloud Conformity recommends a minimum retention period of 7 (seven) days but you can adjust this threshold value to narrow or extend the default retention period within the conformity rule settings as required.
This rule can help you with the following compliance standards:
This rule can help you work with the AWS Well-Architected Framework
This rule resolution is part of the Cloud Conformity Security & Compliance tool for AWS
Having a minimum retention period set for Amazon Neptune clusters will enforce your backup strategy to follow best practices and meet regulatory compliance within your organization. Neptune cluster backups are continuous and incremental so you can quickly restore to any point within the backup retention period configured. Retaining Neptune snapshots/backups for a longer period of time will allow you to handle more efficiently your data restoration process in the event of a failure.
Note: This conformity rule will use 7 days (recommended) as the threshold for the minimum backup retention period. However, you can adjust anytime the number of days (up to 35), to suit your organization requirements.
To determine if your Amazon Neptune clusters have a sufficient backup retention period (≥ 7 days) set for automated backups, perform the following:
Remediation / Resolution
To update your Amazon Neptune clusters configuration in order to set up a sufficient backup retention period, perform the following actions:
- AWS Documentation
- Amazon Neptune FAQs
- Working with Amazon Neptune DB Clusters
- Backing Up and Restoring an Amazon Neptune DB Cluster
- Overview of Backing Up and Restoring a Neptune DB Cluster
- Modifying a Neptune DB Instance and Using the Apply Immediately Parameter
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Neptune Database Backup Retention Period
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