AWS Deployment Recommendation: Storage and Backup Options

L0 Member

AWS Deployment Recommendation: Storage and Backup Options

 

I couldn't find the recommended storage options in AWS:

            1. C3 instance comes with ephemeral storage, which will be lost if instance is stopped. 

                    Is it the recommended approach to use instance store? or EBS?

            2. Backup in AWS: please share the best practices, can we shcedule recurring export into S3?

 

Thanks 

L3 Networker

Re: AWS Deployment Recommendation: Storage and Backup Options

The Palo Alto Networks AMIs in AWS are created using EBS-backed storage.  This provides persistency for the data stored on the root device and will allow the instance to be powered off without the data being deleted.

L0 Member

Re: AWS Deployment Recommendation: Storage and Backup Options

Don't use anything with ephemeral storage.  It is wasted.  PAN uses only EBS which I prefer.

 

Snapshots of EBS volumes are useless.  We had to write something to backup the PANs.  PAN support and documentation wasn't much help.

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