Step 5. Specify Instance Type

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    At the Instance Type step of the wizard, you can:

    Selecting Instance Type

    You can select the amount of computing resources that AWS will provision for your restored machine — an Amazon EC2 instance type. Each instance type offers a unique combination of CPU, memory, storage, and networking resources.

    To select an instance type for the machine:

    1. In the Virtual machines list, select the machine and click Edit.
    2. From the EC2 instance type list, select the instance type for the restored machine.

    Make sure that you select the right instance type that corresponds to the initial machine configuration. For information on instance types, see Amazon EC2 Instance Types.

    Note that if you restore an EC2 instance from backups created with Veeam Backup for AWS, Veeam Backup & Replication will identify the type of a backed-up instance and select it by default.

    1. From the OS license list, select the license policy that AWS will apply for software on the target instance:
    • [For Linux machines] The Bring Your Own License (BYOL) policy is used.
    • [For Microsoft Windows machines] For Microsoft windows machines select one of the following license policies:
    • Provided by Amazon AWS. Select this option if you want to obtain licenses for Microsoft software from AWS.
    • Bring Your Own License (BYOL). Select this option if you want to use your existing licenses for Microsoft software.

    For more information on Microsoft software licensing in AWS, see Microsoft Licensing on AWS.

    1. Click OK.

    Step 5. Specify Instance Type 

    Selecting Machine Disks

    If necessary, you can restore only specific machine disks.

    To select machine disks for restore:

    1. In the Virtual machines list, select the machine and click Disks.
    2. In the Disks To Restore window, select check boxes next to disks that you want to restore.

    In Amazon EC2, Veeam Backup & Replication saves disks of the restored machine as Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication creates EBS volumes of the General Purpose SSD type. For information on types of EBS volumes, see the AWS Documentation.

    If necessary, you can change the EBS volume type. To do that, perform the following steps:

    1. In the Virtual machines list, select the machine and click Disks.
    2. In the Disks To Restore window, select the machine disk and click Disk type.
    3. In the Select EC2 Disk Type window, choose the volume type.

    If you selected the Provisioned IOPS SSD (IO1) type, you can also specify the maximum number of input/output operations per second (IOPS) for the volume. For more information on IOPS, see the AWS Documentation.


    For your convenience, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator tools to estimate an approximate price per month for using a selected instance. The estimated price is calculated based on the instance type, license policy and disk configuration.

    Step 5. Specify Instance Type