Performing Configuration Backup and Restore
You can back up and restore the configuration database that stores data collected from Veeam Backup for AWS appliances. The configuration contains the following information: existing backup policies, protected EC2 instances, RDS resources, EFS file systems and VPC configurations, created worker instance configurations and profiles, added IAM roles and users, logged session records and so on.
The configuration backup is helpful if an appliance goes down for some reason. In this case, you can reinstall the appliance and quickly restore its configuration from a backup. You can also use a configuration backup to migrate the configuration of one backup appliance to another backup appliance in the AWS infrastructure.
We recommend you to regularly perform configuration backup for every appliance present in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. Periodic configuration backups reduce the risk of data loss and minimize the administrative overhead costs in case any problems with an appliance occur.
A Veeam Backup for AWS appliance allows you to back up and restore the configuration directly from its Web UI. However, this functionality is disabled if the appliance is added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. In this case, you can back up and restore the configuration from the Veeam Backup & Replication UI only.
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