Before You Begin

Before you restore EC2 instances, consider the following limitations:

  • To restore an EC2 instance from a backup that is stored in an archive backup repository, you must retrieve the archived data first. You can either retrieve the archived data manually before you begin the restore operation, or launch the data retrieval process right from the Restore wizard. To learn how to retrieve data manually, see Retrieving EC2 Data From Archive.
  • When you restore an EC2 instance to a new location or with different settings, Veeam Backup for AWS will restore the instance with one network interface and will assign a new primary private IP address to the restored instance.
  • If stop protection or termination protection are enabled for an EC2 instance, Veeam Backup for AWS will not be able to restore the instance and will raise an error notifying that you must disable stop protection or termination protection on the source instance.
  • Veeam Backup for AWS does not support restore of IPv6 addresses, tags of Elastic IP addresses and prefixes assigned to Amazon EC2 network interfaces.

Note that EBS volumes excluded from the backup scope, for which the DeleteOnTermination attribute is set to false, will also be deleted from AWS.