Managing Worker Profiles
Worker profiles are instance types of worker instances that Veeam Backup for AWS deploys in a specific AWS Region to perform backup, restore, archive and health check operations. Veeam Backup for AWS launches one worker instance per each AWS resource added to a backup policy or restore task. The profile of each deployed worker instance is selected based on the performed operation and the size of EBS volumes attached to the processed instance.
There are 4 types of worker profiles in Veeam Backup for AWS:
- Small profile — a profile that is used for EC2 backup and restore operations if the EBS volume size of the processed instance is less than 1024 GB.
- Medium profile — a profile that is used for EC2 backup and restore operations if the EBS volume size of the processed instance is 1024 GB - 1250 GB.
- Large profile — a profile that is used for EC2 backup and restore operations if the EBS volume size of the processed instance is more than 1250 GB.
- Archiving profile — a profile that is used for creating archived backups.
Out of the box, Veeam Backup for AWS comes with the default set of worker profiles where the small profile is c5.large, the medium profile is c5.xlarge, the large profile is c5.2xlarge, and the archiving profile is c5.2xlarge. However, to boost operational performance, you can add custom sets of worker profiles to specify instance types of worker instances that will be deployed in different regions.
You cannot change the default worker profile used to launch worker instances that perform EC2 file-level restore, EFS indexing and retention operations — the default instance sizes of the these worker instances are described in Architecture Overview. If you want to use a specific instance size for these worker instances, open a support case.
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