Step 2. Select Restore Point
At the Instances step of the wizard, select restore points to be used to perform the restore operation for each added instance. By default, Veeam Backup for AWS uses the most recent valid restore point. However, you can restore EBS volumes to an earlier state.
If you select a restore point stored in an archive repository and the same restore point is also available in a standard repository, Veeam Backup for AWS will display the Confirmation Restore window. To proceed, choose whether you want to use the archived or standard restore point to perform the restore operation.
To select a restore point:
- Select the EC2 instance.
- Click Restore Point.
- In the Choose 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.
- State — the state of the restore point:
- Healthy — the restore point has been verified by the health check session and reported to be healthy.
- Incomplete — the restore point has been verified by the health check session and reported to be corrupted or incomplete.
- 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).
If you want to restore only specific EBS volumes of the selected EC2 instances, you can exclude the unnecessary disks from the restore process. To do that, click Exclusions to open the Specify exclusions window, select check boxes next to the volumes that you do not want to restore, and click Apply.