Backup Infrastructure Components
After you integrate Veeam Backup for AWS with Veeam Backup & Replication, the backup infrastructure will consist of the following components:
- 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.
- AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication
An installer component that deploys services required for integration with Veeam Backup for AWS.
- Veeam Backup for AWS appliance
The main component that performs backup and restore operations in the Amazon EC2, RDS and EFS 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.
- 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.
- S3 backup repositories
AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication supports two types of S3 backup repositories:
- Standard backup repositories
A folder in an Amazon S3 bucket where Veeam Backup for AWS stores image-level backups of EC2 instances and additional copies of the Amazon VPC configuration. For more information on standard backup repositories, see Adding Backup Repositories.
- Archive repositories
A folder in an Amazon S3 bucket where Veeam Backup for AWS stores archive backups of EC2 instances. For more information on archive, see Adding Backup Repositories.
- Additional repositories and tape devices
Additional repositories are any 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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