VPC Configuration Backup
Veeam Backup for AWS performs VPC configuration backup in the following way:
- Veeam Backup for AWS sends API requests to AWS to retrieve the VPC configuration data, and saves this data in the Veeam Backup for AWS database.
To back up VPC configurations of AWS Regions added to a backup policy, Veeam Backup for AWS uses permissions of an IAM role specified in the backup policy settings. The VPC configuration data is collected for the AWS account to which the specified IAM role belongs.
Veeam Backup for AWS creates a configuration record for each pair of the AWS account and an AWS Region whose VPC configuration data is being backed up. Every time the VPC Configuration Backup policy runs, Veeam Backup for AWS updates the record to create a new restore point for the VPC configurations. For more information, see VPC Configuration Backup Chain.
- If you configure the VPC Configuration Backup policy to copy backup files to a backup repository, Veeam Backup for AWS launches the Veeam Data Mover service on the backup appliance to copy the restore point to the target backup repository specified in the backup policy settings. In the repository, for each AWS account in which VPC configuration data has been backed up, Veeam Backup for AWS creates an individual folder with VPC configuration backup files.