Step 3.3 Select EC2 Instances

In the Resources section of the Sources step of the wizard, you can specify the backup scope — list of EC2 instances that Veeam Backup for AWS must back up.

To specify the backup scope:

  1. Click Select resources to protect.
  2. In the Choose resource protection options window, choose whether you want to back up all EC2 instances from AWS regions selected at step 3.2, or only specific EC2 instances.
  • All resources — select this option if you want to add to the backup scope all EC2 instances. Mind that if new EC2 instances are launched in selected AWS regions after the backup policy is created, Veeam Backup for AWS will automatically update backup policy settings to include these new EC2 instances in the backup scope.
  • Protect the following resources — select this option if you want to add to the backup scope only specific EC2 instances.
  1. If at the previous step you chose to back up only specific EC2 instances:
  1. From the Resource type list, select the type of object to add to the backup scope:
  • Instance — select this option to add individual EC2 instances.
  • Tag — select this option to add AWS tags.

If you add an AWS tag to the backup scope, Veeam Backup for AWS will check what EC2 instances under this tag reside in selected AWS regions, and back up only these EC2 instances. If a new EC2 instance is assigned the added AWS tag after the backup policy is created, Veeam Backup for AWS will automatically update backup policy settings to include this new EC2 instance in the backup scope.

  1. Find the necessary object using the search field on the right of the Resource type, and then click Protect to add the object to the backup scope.

Alternatively, you can click Browse to select specific sources from the global list, select check boxes next to the necessary EC2 instances or AWS tags in the displayed window, and then click Protect. Mind that it may take some time for Veeam Backup for AWS to access EC2 resources and populate the list of all available EC2 instances or AWS tags. If for some reason Veeam Backup for AWS fails to retrieve information automatically, click Rescan.

If you want to remove an object added to the backup scope, click Remove. You can use the Instance/Tag search field to find backup scope objects that you want to remove.

  1. Click Apply.

Step 3.3 Select EC2 Instances 

Excluding EC2 Instances from Backup Scope

If you do not want to back up some of the EC2 instances in AWS regions or under AWS tags added to the backup scope, you can exclude such EC2 instances from processing.

To exclude EC2 instances:

  1. Click Select resources to exclude.
  2. In the Specify resources to exclude window, do one of the following:
  • Select the necessary EC2 instances from the Name or ID list and click Exclude.
  • Click Browse to select specific sources from the global list, select check boxes next to the necessary EC2 instances in the displayed window, and then click Exclude.

If you want to remove an EC2 instance from the exclusions list, click Remove. You can use the Instance search field to find EC2 instances that you want to remove from the list.

  1. Click Apply.

Step 3.3 Select EC2 Instances 

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