Viewing Available Resources

After you create a backup policy to protect a specific type of AWS resources (EC2 instances, RDS resources or EFS file systems), Veeam Backup for AWS rescans AWS Regions specified in the policy settings and populates the resource list on the Resources tab with all resources of that type residing in these regions. If an AWS Region is no longer specified in any configured backup policy, Veeam Backup for AWS removes all resources residing in the region from the list of available resources.

The Resources tab displays AWS resources that can be protected by Veeam Backup for AWS. Each resource is represented with a set of properties, such as:

  • Instance or Name — the name of the resource.
  • Instance ID or File System ID — the unique identification number of the resource.
  • Instance Size or Source Size  — the size of the resource storage.


Veeam Backup for AWS does not show sizes of Aurora DB clusters due to AWS REST API limitations.

  • AWS Account — the AWS account where the resource belong.
  • Region — the AWS Region where the resource resides.
  • Backup Policy — the name of the backup policy that protects the resource (if any).
  • Restore Points — the number of restore points created for the resource (if any).
  • Last Backup — the date and time of the latest restore point created for the resource (if any).
  • Destination — types of restore points created for the resource (if any).

On the Resources tab you can also perform the following actions: