Specifying Yearly Schedule

[This step applies only if you have instructed Veeam Backup for AWS to create image-level backups at the Targets step of the wizard]

To create a yearly schedule for the backup policy, at the Schedule step of the wizard, do the following:

  1. Set the Yearly schedule toggle to On and click Edit Yearly Settings.
  2. [This step applies if you enabled backup archiving at the Targets step of the wizard] In the Choose yearly backup target section of the opened window, choose whether you want to store yearly backups in the archive backup repository.

If you set the Send backups to archive toggle to On, follow the instructions provided in section Enabling Backup Archiving.

  1. In the Yearly schedule section, specify a day, month and time when the backup policy will create image-level backups.

For example, if you select First, Friday, January and 06:00 PM, the backup policy will run every first Friday of January at 06:00 PM.


Consider the following:

  • If you have selected a specific time and day for the backup policy to run at the Weekly schedule or Monthly schedule sections of the Schedule step of the wizard, you will not be able to change the time and day for the yearly schedule unless you select the On Day option from the Create restore point on drop-down list.
  • If you select the On day option, harmonized scheduling cannot be guaranteed. Plus, to support the On day option, Veeam Backup for AWS will require to create an additional temporary restore point if there are no other schedules planned to run on that day. However, the temporary restore point will be removed during the Backup Retention process from AWS in approximately 24 hours, to reduce unexpected infrastructure charges.
  1. In the Keep backups for field, specify the number of years for which you want to keep restore points in a backup chain.

If a restore point is older than the specified time limit, Veeam Backup for AWS removes the restore from the chain. For more information, see EC2 Backup Retention.

  1. To save changes made to the backup policy settings, click Apply.

Creating EC2 Backup Policy