EBS volumes enable you to regularly create EBS snapshots. Automating those snapshots is crucial to a healthy Disaster Recovery strategy. But getting a regular report on the health of your infrastructure can be incredibly beneficial, especially if the report can quickly inform you that you may not be meeting your DR requirements.
Today, we’ve added a new action to our arsenal of reporting actions: EBS Volume Snapshot Report. Here is an example report I ran yesterday:
Using this new action, you can generate a report of EBS volumes and the healthiness of your EBS snapshots. You can specify two time-ranges and snapshot counts, one for warnings, and one for alerts.
For example, you can create a report that will produce an alert if any EBS volume has less than 1 snapshot within the past 30 days, and will produce a warning if any EBS volume has less than 1 snapshot within the past 7 days.
Alternatively, your report can alert if you have less than 1 snapshot in 7 days, and warn if you have less than 1 snapshot in 30 days.
The difference between these two examples really is only what you consider an alert versus a warning.
The number of snapshots and days is easily configurable.
The report can be sent to the primary email address associated with your Skeddly account, or it can be sent to one or more alternative email addresses. So you can have the report sent daily to your DevOps manager.
We’ve included the following methods of viewing the reports:
Depending on the email program you’re using to view the reports, you can also get a quick glimpse of the results. Here’s a Gmail view from the inbox:
This way, you can quickly see if there are any warnings or alerts to worry about without opening the email.
The report itself includes the following information:
Our new action is available today. Full pricing information can be found on our pricing page.