Performing EC2 Backup

One backup policy can be used to process one or more instances within one AWS account. The scope of data that you can protect in an AWS account is limited by permissions of an IAM role that is specified in the backup policy settings.

Before you create an EC2 backup policy, check the following prerequisites:

To scheduled data protection tasks to run automatically, create backup policies. For each protected EC2 instance, you can also take cloud-native snapshots manually when needed.


In Veeam Backup for AWS, you can protect only EC2 instances that run in VPCs. EC2-Classic instances are not supported. For details, see this Veeam KB article.


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