Step 4. Specify Mount Server Settings
At the Mount Server step of the wizard, specify settings for the mount server that you plan to use for restore operations, and configure a helper appliance. The helper appliance is a temporary EC2 instance that Veeam Backup & Replication deploys on your S3 storage to perform a health check of backup files and apply retention to NAS backup files. For more information, see NAS Backup Retention Scenarios. After Veeam Backup & Replication completes these operations, it removes the helper appliance from the S3 storage.
Mind the following:
Specifying Mount Server Settings
To specify the mount server settings, do the following:
- From the Mount Server drop-down list, select a server that you want to use as a mount server. Veeam Backup & Replication uses this server during restore operations to mount VM disks directly from objects located in object storage repositories. For more information, see Mount Server.
The Mount Server list contains only Microsoft Windows servers that are added to the backup infrastructure. If the server is not added to the backup infrastructure yet, click Add New on the right to open the New Windows Server wizard. For more information, see Adding Microsoft Windows Servers.
Veeam Backup & Replication does not use the mount server to restore data from capacity tier or archive tier. For more information, see Restore from Capacity Tier and Restore from Archive Tier.
- In the Instant recovery write cache folder field, specify a folder to keep cache that is created during mount operations.
Configuring Helper Appliance
To configure the helper appliance, at the Mount Server step, click Configure and in the Helper Appliance Settings window, specify the following settings:
- From the EC2 instance type drop-down list, select the EC2 instance type for the helper appliance. The EC2 instance type affects the speed and the cost of the operations that the helper appliance applies to backup files. For information on instance types, see AWS Documentation.
- From the Amazon VPC drop-down list, select the Amazon VPC where Veeam Backup & Replication will launch the EC2 instance. For information on the Amazon VPC, see AWS Documentation.
To be able to select the necessary VPC from the drop-down list, you must create it beforehand as described in the AWS Documentation.
- From the Subnet drop-down list, select the subnet where the helper appliance will reside. For information on the subnets for Amazon VPC, see AWS Documentation.
To be able to select the necessary subnet from the drop-down list, you must create it beforehand as described in the AWS Documentation.
- From the Security group drop-down list, select a security group that will be associated with the helper appliance. For information on security groups for Amazon VPC, see AWS Documentation.
To be able to select the necessary security group from the drop-down list, you must create it beforehand as described in the AWS Documentation.
- In the Redirector port field, specify the TCP port that Veeam Backup & Replication will use to route requests between the helper appliance and backup infrastructure components.
- Click OK.
vPower NFS settings are not applicable in Microsoft Hyper-V environments.