Managing Worker Instances

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    To perform most data protection and disaster recovery operations (such as creating and removing EC2 image-level backups, restoring backed-up data, EFS indexing), Veeam Backup for AWS uses worker instances. Each worker instance is launched in a specific AWS Region for the duration of the backup, restore and retention process. For more information on AWS Regions in which Veeam Backup for AWS launches worker instances to perform operations, see Architecture Overview.

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    You can tell worker instances from other EC2 instances running in your environment by their names — all worker instances deployed by Veeam Backup for AWS to perform backup and restore operations have the same name — VBA_Worker, all worker instances deployed by Veeam Backup for AWS to perform EFS indexing have the same name — EFS_Worker.

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