Starting and Stopping Policies

You can start a backup policy that you manually created in Veeam Backup for AWS. You may want to start a policy, for example, to configure an additional restore point while not changing the backup policy schedule. Also, you can stop a backup policy, for example, if processing of an EC2 or RDS instance is about to take long, and you do not want the backup policy to produce workload on the production environment during business hours.

Starting Backup Policies

To start a backup policy:

  1. Open the Home view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select Jobs.
  3. In the working area, select the necessary backup policies and click Start on the ribbon. Alternatively, right-click one of the selected backup policies and select Start.

Start backup policy

Stopping Backup Policies

To stop a backup policy:

  1. Open the Home view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select Jobs.
  3. In the working area, select the necessary backup policies and click Stop on the ribbon. Alternatively, right-click one of the selected backup policies and select Stop. In the displayed window, click Yes.

Veeam Backup for AWS will not produce a restore point for instances, which are added to a backup policy, but have not been processed by the time you stop the policy.

Stop backup policy

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