Step 5. Choose Restore Mode

At the Restore Mode step of the wizard, choose whether you want to restore the selected EBS volumes to the original or to a custom location. If you select the Restore to new location, or with different settings option, specify the AWS Region and Availability Zone to which Veeam Backup for AWS will place the restored EBS volumes.


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.

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

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


Consider the following:

  • All objects residing in an AWS Outpost are encrypted.
  • An AWS Outpost supports a limited list of EBS volume types. If the type of the restored EBS volume is not supported in the selected AWS Outpost, the restore operation will fail.
  • Before you select an AWS Outpost, check limitations and requirements described in section Before You Begin.

Restoring EBS Volumes