Performing Instance Restore

In case a disaster strikes, you can restore an entire EC2 instance from a cloud-native snapshot, a snapshot replica or an image-level backup. Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to restore one or more EC2 instances at a time, to the original location or to a new location.

How Instance Restore Works

To restore EC2 instances from cloud-native snapshots, Veeam Backup & Replication uses native AWS capabilities. To restore EC2 instances from image-level backups, Veeam Backup & Replication uses different algorithms depending on whether a backup appliance is added to the backup infrastructure:

  • If the backup appliance is connected to the backup server, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the restore algorithm described in section Entire EC2 Restore.
  • If the backup appliance is not connected to the backup server, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the restore algorithm described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section How Restore to Amazon EC2 Works.

Note

Restore to AWS Outposts is available only in the Veeam Backup for AWS Web UI. To learn how to perform restore to Outposts, see Before You Begin.

How to Perform Instance Restore

To restore an EC2 instance, do the following:

  1. Launch the Restore to Amazon EC2 wizard.
  2. Select a restore point.
  3. Choose a restore mode.
  4. Select an AWS Region.
  5. Specify instance type and enable encryption.
  6. Specify a new name for the instance.
  7. Configure network settings.
  8. Specify a restore reason.
  9. Finish working with the wizard.