The backup infrastructure for Veeam Backup for AWS includes the following components:
- Veeam Backup for AWS server (backup server)
The backup server is a core component in the backup infrastructure that performs administrative activities. For details, see Backup Server.
- EC2 instances
You can protect EC2 instances on which an IAM role specified in backup policy settings has permissions. The list of EC2 instances that you can protect is displayed in the Instances view. Note that right after you install Veeam Backup for AWS, the list of EC2 instances in the Instances view is empty. For details, see EC2 Instances.
- S3 repositories
An S3 repository is a folder in an Amazon S3 bucket that acts as a target for image-level backups of EC2 instances. For details, see S3 Repositories.
- Worker instances
A worker instance is an auxiliary Linux-based EC2 instance that is responsible for interaction with S3 repositories and performing data copy tasks. For details, see Worker Instances.