Point in Time Recovery
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Please note that this course has been replaced with a new version that can be found here: https://cloudacademy.com/course/high-availability-saa-c03/high-availability-saa-c03-introduction/ 


This section of the Solution Architect Associate learning path introduces you to the High Availability concepts and services relevant to the SAA-C02 exam.  By the end of this section, you will be familiar with the design options available and know how to select and apply AWS services to meet specific availability scenarios relevant to the Solution Architect Associate exam. 

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of high availability, fault tolerance, and back up and disaster recovery
  • Understand how a variety of Amazon services such as S3, Snowball, and Storage Gateway can be used for back up purposes
  • Learn how to implement high availability practices in Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, and DynamoDB

Point In Time Recovery or PITR - is an enhanced version of the on-demand backup and restore feature, providing you with the ability to perform point in time recoveries. This feature is extremely handy in situations when you’re modifying data and want a safety net in place for the situation where your data modifications didn’t result in the way they should have. With PITR in place, you can simply restore back to a specific time. PITR takes the burden away of having to plan backup schedules, etc.

Point In Time Recovery operates at the table level, and when enabled provides you with the ability to perform a point in time recovery for any time between the current time and the last 35 days. This feature needs to be enabled as it is disabled by default. Once enabled you can request a recovery by specifying a date and time with second precision or granularity. The restoration will always be performed into a new table - of which you specify the new table name at time of restoration request. Table restoration can be performed in the same region as the original table, or into a different region altogether.

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

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