Backup Infrastructure Components

After you integrate Veeam Backup for AWS with Veeam Backup & Replication, the backup infrastructure will consist of the following components:

  1. Veeam Backup & Replication

An application where you can manage backup infrastructure components, perform restore from EC2 and RDS instance image-level backups and snapshots, and copy EC2 backups to secondary repositories and tapes.

  1. AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication

An installer component that deploys services required for integration with Veeam Backup for AWS.

  1. Veeam Backup for AWS appliance

The main component that performs backup and restore operations in the Amazon EC2 and RDS environments, as well as for the Amazon VPC configuration.

In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, you can connect to an existing Veeam Backup for AWS appliance or launch the deployment of a new one.

  1. Worker instances

Temporary Linux-based Amazon EC2 instances that are created by Veeam Backup for AWS to perform backup and restore operations. A worker instance is deployed for each EC2 instance included in the running backup policy or restore process. After the backup or restore process completes, the worker instance is immediately removed.

  1. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) repositories

S3 repositories where Veeam Backup for AWS stores backups of EC2 instances and VPC configurations. For more information on S3 repositories, see the S3 repositories section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

  1. Secondary repositories and tape devices

Backup repositories where Veeam Backup & Replication copies EC2 backups if you perform backup copy. For more information on backup repositories, see the Backup repositories  section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. You can also use tape devices to store copies of your backup files. For more information on how to back up to tapes, see the Machines Backup to Tape section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

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