Step 2. Configure Restore Settings
At the Instances step of the wizard, add instances to the restore session and for each instance select a restore point to be used to perform the restore operation.
By default, Veeam Backup for AWS uses the most recent valid restore point. However, you can files and folders of the backed-up the EC2 instance to an earlier state.
To select a restore point:
- Select the EC2 instance.
- Click Restore Point.
- In the Specify restore point window, select the necessary restore point and click Apply.
To help you choose a restore point, Veeam Backup for AWS provides the following information on each available restore point:
- Date — the date when the restore point was created.
- Size — the size of the restore point.
- Type — the type of the restore point:
- Snapshot — a cloud-native snapshot created by a backup policy.
- Replica — a snapshot replica created by a backup policy.
- Manual Snapshot — a cloud-native snapshot created manually.
- Backup — an image-level backup created by a backup policy.
- Archive — an archived backup created by a backup policy.
- Storage Class — a storage class of the backup repository where the restore point is stored (for image-level backups).
- Restore Point Region — an AWS Region where the restore point is stored (for cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas).
- IAM Role — an IAM role used to create the restore point (for cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas).
To recover files and folders of an EC2 instance from a restore point that is stored in the archive backup repository of the S3 Glacier or S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage class, you must retrieve the archived data manually before you begin the file-level recovery operation. For more information on data retrieval, see Retrieving Data From Archive.