Configuring Veeam Backup for AWS

To start working with Veeam Backup for AWS, perform a number of steps for its configuration:

  1. Use the Default Backup Restore IAM role to back up and restore resources in the initial AWS account, or add custom IAM roles to access other AWS resources.
  2. Use the default administrator created during the initial configuration of the backup appliance to perform all operations in Veeam Backup for AWS, or add other user accounts to control their access to Veeam Backup for AWS.
  3. Configure backup repositories.

This step applies if you plan to protect EC2 instances with image-level backups, to perform EFS indexing operations, to back up Veeam Backup for AWS configuration and to keep additional copies of Amazon VPC configuration backups in Amazon S3.

  1. Configure worker instance settings.

If you do not configure settings for worker instances, Veeam Backup for AWS will use the default settings of AWS Regions where worker instances will be launched.

  1. Configure global retention, email notification and single-sign-on settings.


Even after you add IAM roles that manage your AWS resources and configure all the necessary settings, Veeam Backup for AWS will not populate the list of resources on the Resources tab — unless you create backup policies and specify regions where the AWS resources belong, as described in section Performing Backup.