Step 6. Enable Encryption

[This step applies only if you have selected the Restore to new location, or with different settings option at the Restore Mode step of the wizard]

At the Encryption step of the wizard, choose whether the restored EBS volumes of the processed EC2 instance will be encrypted with AWS KMS keys:

  • If you do not want to encrypt the EBS volumes or want to apply the existing encryption scheme, select the Use original encryption scheme option.
  • If you want to encrypt the EBS volumes, select the Restore as encrypted instance option and choose the necessary KMS key from the Encryption key list.

For a KMS key to be displayed in the list of available encryption keys, it must be stored in the AWS Region selected at step 5 of the wizard and the IAM role or user specified for the restore operation at step 4 of the wizard must have permissions to the key. For more information on KMS keys, see AWS Documentation.


If the necessary KMS key is not displayed in the list, or if you want to use a KMS key from an AWS account other than the AWS account to which the specified IAM role belongs, you can select Add custom key ARN from the Encryption key drop-down list, and specify the amazon resource number (ARN) of the key in the Add Custom Key ARN window.

For Veeam Backup for AWS to be able to encrypt the restored EBS volumes using the provided KMS key, either the IAM role or user specified for the restore operation, or the IAM role used to create the restore point selected at step 2 of the wizard must have permissions to access the key.

Restoring Entire EC2 Instance