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How do I backup my DynamoDB table to another region with AWS Backup?

04 July,2023 by Rambler

Question:   In Region 1 The DynamoDB tables are being backed up to the MyBackupVault (Region1) And I can see the backups in the MyBackupVault (Region1)
But if I check the matching  MyBackupVault in Region2 , the DynamoDB tables are not replicating . Note: RDS works OK for replication

aws backup list-recovery-points-by-backup-vault --backup-vault-name MyBackupVault --by-resource-type DynamoDB --query "RecoveryPoints[].[ResourceName,CreationDate]" --region Region2

aws backup list-recovery-points-by-backup-vault --backup-vault-name MyBackupVault --by-resource-type DynamoDB --query "RecoveryPoints[].[ResourceName,CreationDate]" --region Region1



During the Copy phase of the job , this is the error message we're seeing :


Copy job from Region1  to Region 2  cannot be initiated for DynamoDB resources. Feature is not supported for provided resource type.

This work is part of a wider project for  Creating backup copies across AWS Regions


DynamoDB without the Advanced Backup Feature enabled is not a supported feature for DynamoDB replication 

Check that  Advanced feature is configured for your AWS Backup setup 

aws backup describe-region-settings

    "ResourceTypeOptInPreference": {
            "Aurora": true,
            "CloudFormation": false,
            "DocumentDB": false,
            "DynamoDB": true,
            "EBS": true,
            "EC2": true,
            "EFS": true,
            "FSx": true,
            "Neptune": false,
            "RDS": true,
            "Redshift": false,
            "S3": true,
            "SAP HANA on Amazon EC2": false,
            "Storage Gateway": false,
            "Timestream": false,
            "VirtualMachine": false
"ResourceTypeManagementPreference": {
            "DynamoDB": true,
            "EFS": true


If "DynamoDB":true under both "ResourceTypeManagementPreference" and "ResourceTypeOptInPreference", you have already enabled advanced DynamoDB backup. For detailed information check Advanced DynamoDB backup


Author: Rambler (


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