Control-M for AWS Backup

AWS Backup enables you to back up and restore your data to the Amazon cloud.

Control-M for AWS Backup enables you to do the following:

  • Connect to any AWS Backup endpoint from a single computer with secure login, which eliminates the need to provide authentication.
  • Integrate AWS Backup jobs with other Control-M jobs into a single scheduling environment.
  • Execute AWS Backup jobs, which can backup and your restore data to the cloud, and pass body parameters to the functions.
  • Monitor the status, results, and output of AWS Backup jobs in the Monitoring domain.
  • Attach an SLA job to your AWS Backup jobs.
  • Introduce all Control-M capabilities to Control-M for AWS Backup including advanced scheduling criteria, complex dependencies, Resource Pools, Lock Resources, and variables.

Setting Up Control-M for AWS Backup

This procedure describes how to deploy the AWS Backup plug-in, create a connection profile, and define a AWS Backup job in Control-M Web and Automation API.

Before You Begin

  • Verify that Automation API is installed, as described in Setting up the API.
  • Verify that Agent version or later is installed.


  1. On the Agent host, set the Java environment variable by running one of the following commands through a command line:
    • Linux:
      • Bourne Shell/Bash: export BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME=<java_11_directory>
      • csh/tcsh: setenv BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME <java_11_directory>
    • Windows: set BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME="<java_11_directory>"
  2. Run one of the following API commands:
    • For a fresh installation, use the provision image command:
      • Linux: ctm provision image AWS_Backup_plugin.Linux
      • Windows: ctm provision image AWS_Backup_plugin.Windows
    • To upgrade, use the following command:
      ctm provision agent::update
  3. Create a AWS Backup connection profile in Helix Control-M or Automation API, as follows:
  4. Define a AWS Backup job in Helix Control-M or Automation API, as follows:


To remove this plug-in from an Agent, see Removing a Plug-in. The plug-in ID is BAK092023.

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