Step 5. Choose Restore Mode

At the Restore Mode step of the wizard, choose whether you want to restore the selected EC2 instance to the original or to a custom location. If you select the Restore to new location, or with different settings option, specify the target AWS Region where the restored EC2 instance will operate.


Consider the following:

  • For Veeam Backup for AWS to be able to perform restore to the original location, the IAM role specified at the Account step of the wizard must belong to the AWS account to which the source EC2 instance belongs.
  • Veeam Backup for AWS does not support restore to the original location if the source EC2 instance is still present in the location and termination protection is enabled for the instance.

For more information on limitations and considerations, see Before You Begin.

If you have AWS Outposts in your infrastructure, you can restore EC2 instances to an AWS Outpost. To do that:

  1. Select the Restore to new location, or with different settings option.
  2. From the drop-down list, select the AWS Region to which the AWS Outpost is connected.
  3. Click the link to the right of Select AWS Outpost.
  4. In the Choose AWS Outpost window, select the AWS Outpost where you want to restore the selected instances.
  5. Click Apply.


Consider the following:

  • All objects residing in an AWS Outpost are encrypted.
  • An AWS Outpost supports a limited list of instance types.

Restoring Entire EC2 Instance