Managing S3 Repositories

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    You can perform the following operations with S3 repositories and image-level backups stored in the repositories.

    Editing S3 Repository Settings

    To edit S3 repository settings, follow the instructions provided in the Editing Settings of External Repository section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Rescanning S3 Repositories

    To synchronize S3 repository backups across the Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Backup for AWS infrastructures, follow the instructions provided in the Rescanning External Repository section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Removing Image-Level Backups from S3 Repositories

    You can remove image-level backups and snapshots from S3 repositories only using the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance Web UI. For more information on how to delete snapshots and backups, see the following sections in Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide:

    Decrypting Image-Level Backups

    If you specify decryption passwords for S3 repositories when adding a Veeam Backup for AWS appliance, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically decrypts backup files stored in these repositories. If you do not specify decryption passwords, backup files remain encrypted.

    To decrypt backup files:

    1. Open the Home view.
    2. In the inventory pane, navigate to Backups > External Repository (Encrypted).
    3. In the working area, select image-level backups which you want to decrypt and which have the same decryption password. Then click Specify Password on the ribbon, or right-click one of the selected backups, and select Specify password.
    4. In the Password field, enter a password.

    In the Hint field, you can see a hint for the password used to encrypt the backup files. Use this hint to recall the password.

    Alternatively, you can specify a decryption password at the Bucket step of the Edit External Repository wizard. For more information on how to open the wizard, see the Editing Settings of External Repository section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Backup decryption

    Removing S3 Repositories

    To remove S3 repositories from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, follow the instructions provided in the Removing External Repositories section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. Note that the repository will not be deleted from the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance.