Managing Worker Configurations

A configuration is a group of network settings that Veeam Backup for AWS uses to deploy worker instances in a specific AWS Region to perform data protection, disaster recovery, backup retention and EFS indexing operations. Veeam Backup for AWS deploys one worker instance per each AWS resource added to a backup policy, restore, indexing or retention task.

Depending on the performed operation, Veeam Backup for AWS can launch worker instances in the following AWS accounts:

  • The Backup account — an AWS account to which the service IAM role specified to launch worker instances belong. This account used to launch worker instances used to perform backup retention operations, and backup and restore operations unless you instruct Veeam Backup for AWS to launch worker instances in production accounts in the backup policy or restore settings.

By default, Veeam Backup for AWS uses the Default Backup Restore role to launch worker instances. Therefore, the Backup account is an AWS account where the backup appliance belong. However, you can change the Backup account. To do that, specify an IAM role from another AWS account to launch worker instances as described in section Adding Configurations for Backup Account.

  • Production accounts — same AWS accounts where the processed resources belong. These accounts used to launch worker instances used to perform EFS indexing, and backup and restore operations if you instruct Veeam Backup for AWS to launch worker instances in production accounts in the backup policy or restore settings. For more information, see Adding Configurations for Production Accounts.

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