Step 6. Specify Policy Scheduling Options
You can instruct Veeam Backup for AWS to start the backup policy automatically according to a specific backup schedule. The backup schedule defines how often data of the instances added to the backup policy must be backed up.
If you have selected a standard or an archive backup repository with immutability settings enabled at step 4 of the wizard, you must configure at least one schedule for the backup policy.
To help you implement a comprehensive backup strategy, Veeam Backup for AWS allows you to create schedules of the following types:
- Daily — the backup policy will create restore points repeatedly throughout a day on specific days.
- Weekly — the backup policy will create restore points once a day on specific days.
- Monthly — the backup policy will create restore points once a month on a specific day.
- Yearly — the backup policy will create restore points once a year on a specific day.
Combining multiple schedule types together allows you to retain restore points for longer periods of time. For more information, see Enabling Harmonized Scheduling.
If you do not specify the backup schedule after you configure the backup policy, you will need to start it manually to create RDS snapshots and backups. For information on how to start backup policies, see Starting and Stopping Policies.