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I was able to create a snapshots of my m1.small caches but the backup button is disabled when I select my t2.medium. Is there a way for me to enable backup of a t2.medium redis elasticache?

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For Redis (cluster mode disabled) clusters, backup and restore aren't supported on cache.t1.micro nodes. All other cache node types are supported.

User Guide (API Version 2014-09-30): https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonElastiCache/latest/red-ug/backups.html#backups-constraints

You can get around this limitation of 'backup and restore' on certain instance types by creating your Redis Cluster with 'Cluster Mode' enabled.

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