Guide to backup and restore big tables in DynamoDB completely

To be brief, in Foreks, we are depending on real-time data with no tolerance of high-latencies. The lower the latency, the better results we can provide to our customers/clients. After Amazon launched the Frankfurt region (eu-central-1) we decided to move from Ireland (eu-west-1) to Frankfurt. It’s much lower latency when you ping both regions from Istanbul.

We were looking for a practical and easy solution to the issue of ours but after trying many solutions (like Data Pipeline) and getting tired of their complexity, we tend to lean on some open-source projects to do our task.

After a couple researches, found this little awesome batch tool working with boto: https://github.com/bchew/dynamodump

We gave it a shot and it worked nearly-perfectly.

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