Worker Instance Locations

To minimize cross-region traffic charges, depending on the data protection and disaster recovery operation, Veeam Backup for AWS deploys worker instances in the following locations:

Operation

Worker Instance Location

Possibility to Deploy Worker Instances in Production Accounts

Default Worker Instance Type

Creating EC2 image-level backups

AWS Region in which a processed EC2 instance resides

Yes

  • c5.large — if the total EBS volume size is less than 1024 GB
  • c5.2xlarge — if the total EBS volume size is 1024 GB - 16 TB
  • c5.4xlarge — if the total EBS volume size is more than 16 TB

Restoring EC2 instances from image-level backups

AWS Region to which an EC2 instance is restored

Yes

Restoring EC2 volumes from image-level backups

AWS Region to which the volumes of a processed EC2 instance are restored

Yes

Performing health check for EC2 backups

AWS Region in which a backup repository with backed-up data resides

No

Creating EC2 archived backups

AWS Region in which a standard backup repository with backed-up data resides

No

  • c5.2xlarge — if the total EBS volume size is less than 6 TB
  • c5.4xlarge — if the total EBS volume size is more than 6 TB

Performing file-level recovery from image-level backups

AWS Region in which a backup repository with backed-up data resides

No

  • t3.medium

Performing file-level recovery from cloud-native snapshots and replicated snapshots

AWS Region in which a snapshot is located

  • No (if restoring to the original location)
  • Yes (if restoring to a local machine)
  • t3.medium

Creating RDS image-level backups

AWS Region and VPC in which a processed PostgreSQL DB instance resides

Deploying worker instances in production accounts is the only available option.

  • c5.large — if the total EBS volume size is less than 1024 GB
  • c5.2xlarge — if the total storage size is less than 6 TB
  • c5.4xlarge — if the total storage size is more than 6 TB

Restoring databases of PostgreSQL DB instances from image-level backups

AWS Region and VPC in which the restored DB instance databases will reside

Deploying worker instances in production accounts is the only available option.

Performing health check for RDS backups

AWS Region in which a backup repository with backed-up data resides

No

Creating RDS archived backups

AWS Region in which a standard backup repository with backed-up data resides

No

  • c5.large — if the total EBS volume size is less than 1024 GB
  • c5.2xlarge — if the total EBS volume size is 1024 GB - 16 TB
  • c5.4xlarge — if the total EBS volume size is more than 16 TB

Performing EFS indexing

AWS Region, Availability Zone and VPC in which a file system has a mount target created

Deploying worker instances in production accounts is the only available option.

  • t3.medium

Applying retention policy settings to created restore points

AWS Region in which a backup repository with backed-up data resides

No

  • c5.large — if the total size of backup files that must be deleted is 1-3 TB
  • c5.xlarge — if the total size of backup files that must be deleted is 3-6 TB
  • c5.2xlarge — if the total size of backup files that must be deleted is 6-13 TB
  • c5.4xlarge — if the total size of backup files that must be deleted is more than 13 TB

Worker instances are deployed based on worker configurations and profiles. For more information, see Managing Worker Instances.