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Entire EC2 Instance Restore

In case of a disaster, you can restore an entire EC2 instance from a cloud-native snapshot or image-level backup. You can restore one or more EC2 instances at once, to the original location or new location. When restoring to a new location, you can specify an AWS region, VPC, instance type and so on.

How Entire EC2 Instance Restore Works

To restore EC2 instances from cloud-native snapshots, Veeam Backup for AWS uses native AWS capabilities.

To restore EC2 instances from image-level backups, Veeam Backup for AWS completes the following steps:

  1. Launches a worker instance in the AWS region where the target EC2 instance will reside.
  2. Creates empty EBS volumes and attaches them to the worker instance.

The number of empty EBS volumes equals the number of EBS volumes attached to the backed-up EC2 instance.

  1. Restores backed-up data to the empty EBS volumes on the worker instance.
  2. [For restore to a new location] Creates a target EC2 instance in the specified AWS region.
  3. Detaches EBS volumes from the worker instance and attaches them to the target EC2 instance.
  4. After the restore process is complete, Veeam Backup for AWS removes the worker instance from Amazon EC2.
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