Restoring to Amazon EC2

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    In case a disaster strikes, you can restore entire Amazon EC2 instances from cloud-native snapshots or image-level backups.

    To restore EC2 instances from cloud-native snapshots, Veeam Backup & Replication invokes native AWS capabilities. To restore EC2 instances from image-level backups, Veeam Backup & Replication uses different algorithms depending on whether a Veeam Backup for AWS appliance is present in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure:

    • If a Veeam Backup for AWS appliance and S3 repositories connected to it are present in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the restore algorithm described in the Entire EC2 Instance Restore section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.
    • If a Veeam Backup for AWS appliance is not present in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure and only S3 repositories connected to this appliance are present there, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the restore algorithm described in the How Restore to Amazon EC2 Works section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Note

    Restore to an outpost is available only in the Veeam Backup for AWS Web UI. For more information on how to restore to the outpost, see the Performing Entire EC2 Instance Restore section in Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

    To restore an EC2 instance, do the following:

    1. Launch the Restore to Amazon EC2 wizard
    2. Select EC2 instances and restore points
    3. Specify an IAM identity for restore
    4. Specify a restore mode
    5. Specify a datacenter region
    6. Specify instance types and encryption
    7. Specify instance names
    8. Specify network settings
    9. Specify a restore reason
    10. Finish working with the wizard