Specifying Yearly Schedule

The yearly schedule is applied only to EFS file system backups, no backup copies are created according to this schedule.

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. In the Create yearly schedule window, specify a day, month and time when the backup policy must create file system 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 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 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 by the Backup Retention process from AWS during 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 EFS Backup Retention.

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

Creating EFS Backup Policy