How do I restore a CloudHSM cluster from a previous backup?

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I want to restore my hardware security module (HSM) in my AWS CloudHSM cluster to a previous version.

Short description

CloudHSM periodically creates a backup of your cluster, and also automatically creates a backup when you delete an HSM. The backups are stored in an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket in the same AWS Region as your cluster. If you don't need your HSM, then delete the HSM and keep the cluster.

When you're ready to use the HSM again, provision a new HSM in the same cluster as the HSM that you deleted. If you deleted your cluster, then create a new one from the backup. For more information, see AWS CloudHSM cluster backups.

Note: Make sure that your CloudHSM backup retention policy is set to a valid period. For more information, see Understanding backup retention policy.

Resolution

Create a CloudHSM cluster from a backup. Then, create an HSM in the cluster.

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