Step 4. Specify Amazon Bucket
At the Bucket step of the wizard, specify an Amazon S3 bucket where you want to store EC2 instance backups. If you have not created the bucket beforehand, you have an option to create a new bucket:
- From the Data center drop-down list, select an AWS Region where the Amazon S3 bucket is located. In case you create a new Amazon S3 bucket, it will be located in the specified AWS Region.
- In the Bucket menu, enter a name of an existing Amazon S3 bucket where EC2 instance backups will reside.
To select a bucket that is available in your AWS Region, click Browse and select the necessary bucket in the Select Bucket window. Note that to select a bucket, you must have permissions for the s3:ListAllMyBuckets action.
To create a new bucket, click Browse. In the Select Bucket window, click New Bucket. In the New Bucket window, enter a name for the bucket. Make sure that this name meets the requirements described in AWS Documentation.
- If you want to encrypt data stored in the S3 repository, select the Enable backup file encryption check box. From the drop-down list, select a password that you want to use to encrypt data. With this option selected, Veeam Backup for AWS automatically encrypts backup files stored in this repository.
If you have not added the password beforehand, click the Manage passwords link or the Add button to add a password. For more information on adding passwords, see the Creating Passwords section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
For more information on how to set up data encryption, see the Encryption section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.