Step 3. Specify Amazon Account Settings
At the Account step of the wizard, specify Amazon S3 connection settings:
- From the AWS account drop-down list, select the user credentials to access the standard backup repository resources. The user whose credentials you want to use must have permissions listed in the Required Permissions section.
If you have not added credentials beforehand in the Cloud Credentials Manager, click Manage cloud accounts or Add to add the necessary credentials. For more information on adding credentials, see the Access Keys for AWS Users section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
- From the AWS region drop-down list, select the AWS Region in which your Veeam Backup for AWS appliance resides.
- From the Gateway server drop-down list, select a gateway server that will be used to access the repository.
The gateway server caches data when you copy backups and restore application items. The gateway server helps you decrease the amount of traffic being sent over the network and reduce data transfer costs. For more information on caching data, see the Cache section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
By default, the role of a gateway server is assigned to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. If the Veeam Backup & Replication server resides in a region that differs from the AWS Region where your Veeam Backup for AWS resides, choose a server that is located close to the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance. You can choose any Microsoft Windows or Linux server that is added to your Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure and has internet connection. Note that the server must be added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure beforehand. For more information on how to add a server, see the Virtualization Servers and Hosts section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.