Announcing preview of AWS Backup for Amazon S3
Today, we are announcing the public preview of [AWS Backup](/backup/) for [Amazon S3](/s3/). You can now create a single policy in AWS Backup to automate the protection of application data stored in S3 alone or alongside 11 other AWS services for storage, compute, and database. Using AWS Backup’s seamless integration with AWS Organizations, you can create independent, immutable, and encrypted backups and centrally manage backups and restore of S3 buckets and objects across your AWS accounts. You can get started with AWS Backup for Amazon S3 (Preview) by creating a backup policy in AWS Backup and assigning S3 buckets to it using tags or resource IDs. AWS Backup allows you to create periodic snapshots and continuous backups of your S3 buckets, and provides you the ability to restore your S3 buckets and objects to your specified point-in-time with a single click in the AWS Backup management console. Additionally, you can use AWS Backup to maintain and demonstrate compliance of your organizational data protection policies to auditors. AWS Backup for Amazon S3 (Preview) is available in US West (Oregon) Region. For more information on this preview, visit the AWS Backup [product page](/backup/faqs/), [documentation](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/aws-backup/latest/devguide/s3-backups.html), and [AWS News Preview launch blog](https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/preview-aws-backup-adds-support-for-amazon-s3/). To enroll in the Preview, send your account ID to [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com). **_Updated 7/20/2022_**: AWS Backup for Amazon S3 was [announced as Generally Available](/about-aws/whats-new/2022/02/general-availability-aws-backup-amazon-s3/) on Februrary 18, 2022.