Step 5. Specify Amazon Bucket
At the Bucket step of the wizard, specify an AWS Region and Amazon S3 bucket where you want to store backups:
- From the Data center drop-down list, select an AWS Region where the Amazon S3 bucket is located. In case you create a new Amazon S3 bucket, it will be located in the specified AWS Region.
- In the Bucket field specify a bucket where backups will reside. You can create a new bucket or select an existing one:
- To create a new bucket, click Browse. In the Select Bucket window, click New Bucket. In the New Bucket window, enter a name for the bucket. Make sure that this name meets the requirements described in AWS Documentation.
- To select an existing bucket, enter its name into the Bucket field. As an alternative, you can browse all buckets existing in the selected AWS Region. To do this, click Browse and select the necessary bucket.
If you have any S3 Lifecycle configuration associated with the selected Amazon S3 bucket, check that the lifecycle rules are not applied to backup files created by the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance. Otherwise, the backup files may be unexpectedly deleted or transitioned to another storage class, and the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance will not be able to access the files. For more information on managing S3 Lifecycle configurations, see AWS Documentation.