Viewing Snapshots and Backups

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    Available backups and snapshots are displayed under the following subnodes of the Backups node in the Home view:

    • The Snapshots subnode shows cloud-native backups of EFS file systems and cloud-native snapshots of all protected workloads.

    In the working area, there is an <Appliance name> node. This node displays both snapshots created manually and snapshots imported automatically while adding regions to backup policies.

    For more information on how Veeam Backup for AWS creates cloud-native snapshots, see the Snapshot Chain section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide. For more information on cloud-native EFS backups, see the EFS Backup Chain section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

    • The External Repository subnode shows image-level backups of EC2 instances. For more information on how Veeam Backup for AWS creates image-level backups, see the EC2 Backup Chain and VPC Configuration Backup Chain sections in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

    Under this subnode, Veeam Backup & Replication marks decrypted backups with a special icon (Viewing Snapshots and Backups). For more information on how to decrypt backups, see Decrypting Image-Level Backups.

    Under the External Repository subnode, there can also be nodes with names of AWS accounts that you used during the configuration of your backup infrastructure. Under these nodes, you can see backed-up VPC configurations that you can further restore as described in the Amazon VPC Configuration Restore section in Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide. For more information on how VPCs are backed up, see the Amazon VPC Configuration Backup section in Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

    • The External Repository (Archive) subnode shows image-level backups stored in archive repositories. These backups are automatically decrypted.

    For more information on how Veeam Backup for AWS creates archive backups, see the Archive Backup Chain section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

    • The External Repository (Encrypted) subnode shows encrypted image-level backups (backups stored in encrypted repositories) for which you did not specify the decryption password or the specified password does not match the current password of the repository.

    For more information on how to enable encryption for standard backup repositories, see the Enable Data Encryption section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

    When you expand a node in the working area, you can see the following icons:

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    Protected Workload

    Viewing Snapshots and Backups

    Indicates that the protected workload is an EC2 instance.

    Viewing Snapshots and Backups

    Indicates that the protected workload is an RDS instance.

    Viewing Snapshots and Backups

    Indicates that the protected workload is a VPC configuration.

    Viewing Snapshots and Backups

    Indicates that the protected workload is an EFS file system.

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