Step 4. Specify IAM Identity

At the Restore Mode step of the wizard, you can specify whether you want to use an already existing IAM role or a one-time access key. The specified IAM identity defines the AWS account that will be used to restore Amazon RDS instances. By default, the Default Backup Restore IAM role is used.

  • To restore RDS instances using an IAM role, do the following:
  1. At the Restore Mode step, click the Pick account to use link.
  2. Select IAM role.
  3. From the IAM role drop-down list, select the role that you want to use during restore.

For an IAM role to be displayed in the list of available roles, it must be created in advance on the appliance. For more information on IAM roles, see the IAM Roles section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

  • To restore RDS instances using an IAM user access key, do the following:
  1. At the Restore Mode step, click the Pick account to use link.
  2. Select Temporary access key.
  3. In the Access key field, specify an access key ID of the IAM user that you want to use during restore.

To be able to use an access key, you must create an IAM user access key (access key ID and access secret key) in advance as described in the AWS documentation.

  1. In the Secret key field, specify a secret access key of the IAM user.

Note that neither Veeam Backup & Replication nor Veeam Backup for AWS store one-time access keys in the configuration databases. 

Step 4. Specify IAM Identity

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