You can create cloud-native snapshots of EC2 instances manually when needed. When you create a snapshot manually, Veeam Backup for AWS detects if there is a snapshot chain for the processed EC2 instance. If the snapshot chain exists, Veeam Backup for AWS continues the existing chain. Otherwise, the created snapshot starts a new snapshot chain for the processed EC2 instance.
To create snapshots of EC2 instances manually, complete the following steps:
- In the configuration menu on the left, click Instances.
- Select check boxes next to the necessary EC2 instances from the list.
You can use the search field to find the EC2 instance by name.
- At the top of the list, click Take Snapshot Now.
Veeam Backup for AWS will open the Take Snapshot window.
- In the Take Snapshot window, select an IAM role that has permissions on the EC2 instances for which you want to create snapshots.