To restore EBS volumes from cloud-native snapshots, manual cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas, Veeam Backup for AWS uses native AWS capabilities. To restore EBS volumes from image-level backups, Veeam Backup for AWS performs the following steps:
- [This step applies only if you perform restore from an archived backup] Retrieves data from the archived restore point.
- Launches a worker instance in the AWS Region where the restored EBS volumes will reside.
- Creates empty EBS volumes and attaches them to the worker instance.
The number of empty EBS volumes equals the number of volumes you selected to restore.
- Restores backed-up data to the empty EBS volumes on the worker instance.
- Detaches EBS volumes with restored data from the worker instance.
- Removes the worker instance from Amazon EC2.
Veeam Backup for AWS does not attach restored EBS volumes to any EC2 instances — the volumes are placed to the specified location as standalone EBS volumes.
To learn how to restore EBS volumes attached to an EC2 instance from a cloud-native snapshot, snapshot replica or an image-level backup, see Performing Volume-Level Restore.