Step 7. Enable AWS Tags Assigning

At the Tags step of the wizard, you can instruct Veeam Backup for AWS to assign AWS tags to snapshots and snapshots replicas:

  1. To assign already existing AWS tags from the EBS volumes of the processed EC2 instance, select the Copy tags from source volumes check box.

If you choose to copy tags from the source volumes, Veeam Backup for AWS will first create a cloud-native snapshot or snapshot replica of the EC2 instance and will assign to the created snapshot AWS tags with Veeam metadata, then Veeam Backup for AWS will copy tags from the volumes of the processed instance and, finally, assign the copied AWS tags to the snapshot.

  1. To assign your own custom AWS tags, set the Add custom tags to created snapshots toggle to On and specify the AWS tags explicitly. To do that, use the Key and Value fields to specify a key and value for the new custom AWS tag, and then click Add. Note that you cannot add more than 5 custom AWS tags.

If you choose to add custom tags to the created snapshots, Veeam Backup for AWS will assign the specified tags right after it creates a cloud-native snapshot or snapshot replica.

Creating EC2 Backup Policy