Creating Backup Copy Jobs for EC2 Instances
Having just one backup does not provide the necessary level of safety. The primary backup of EC2 instance may get lost together with production data, and you will have no backups from which you can restore data.
Veeam Backup & Replication offers the backup copy functionality that allows you to create and keep multiple instances of the same backup data in different locations. Backup copies have the same format as those created by backup jobs, and you can recover your data from them when you need it.
Backup copy is a job-driven process. Veeam Backup & Replication fully automates the backup copy process and lets you specify retention settings to maintain the desired number of restore points, as well as full backups for archival purposes. For more information on the backup copy functionality, see the Backup Copy section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
To create a backup copy job, do the following:
- On the Home tab, click Backup Copy and select AWS EC2 backup.
- Complete the New Backup Copy Job wizard as described in the Creating Backup Copy Jobs section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.