Step 3. Choose Restore Mode

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    At the Restore Mode step of the wizard, set the Additional restore mode toggle to On if you want to enable restore of files and folders to the source EC2 instance in the file-level recovery browser. Before you enable the additional restore mode, ensure that the IAM role attached to the source EC2 instance has all the required permissions to perform restore to the original location.

    Important

    Consider the following limitations:

    • For EC2 instances running Linux OS, restore of files and folders to the original location is supported only for systemd-based distributions.
    • For EC2 instances running Windows OS, restore of files and folders to the original location is supported only if Windows Management Framework (WMF) version 5.1 is installed on the processed instances.

    To restore files and folders to the source EC2 instance, Veeam Backup for AWS uses Amazon Kinesis Data Streams. Kinesis Data Streams are charged on a per-shard basis. By default, Veeam Backup for AWS specifies for the Kinesis Data Stream 1 shard with data transfer rate equal to 1 MB per second. You can change the number of shards to be used in the stream using the Restore rate slider. For more information on Kinesis Data Streams, see AWS Documentation.

    Tip

    If you perform file-level restore to the original location for the selected EC2 instance frequently, you can select the Keep the restore tool at the target instance check box. In this case, Veeam Backup for AWS will not remove the Veeam restore tool from the EC2 instance, which will reduce the time of future recovery operations.

    Restoring EC2 Files and Folders