Backup Job Wizard for Amazon EC2: Destination

On the Destination page, select a Backup Repository for backing up all AWS EC2 instances or select a different repository for each AWS EC2 instance.

Setting the Same Backup Repository for All Amazon EC2 Instances

To back up all Amazon EC2 instances selected on the previous wizard page to the same Backup Repository, choose a Backup Repository from the Destination drop-down list.

Setting a Different Backup Repository for Each Amazon EC2 Instance

To set up different Backup Repositories for individual Amazon EC2 instances, follow the steps below:

  1. Click Advanced setup.

  2. In the instance boxes, choose a Backup Repository for each instance.

Mapping Instances to Existing Backups

If you have previously backed up an instance and then lost the backup job due to accidental job deletion or because you need to recreate jobs in a new copy of the product, you can map the instance to its existing backup so as to avoid running the full backup again.

To map instances to existing backups, follow the steps below:

  1. Click Advanced setup.

  2. From the Target destination drop-down list, choose a Backup Repository that contains an existing instance backup.

  3. Select the Use existing backup as a target option and choose an existing backup from the drop-down list.

When you run the job, the product will analyze the backup you have selected, determine how different it is from the instance, and transfer only the differential data.

Instance backup mapping can be a time-consuming process that can be equal to the time required to create a full backup.

After job completion, a new recovery point will be created and existing recovery points will not be changed or overwritten.

Excluding EBS Volumes from the Backup Job

If you do not want to back up certain EBS volumes, you can exclude them from the backup job by following the steps below:

  1. Click Advanced setup.

  2. In the instance box, deselect the checkbox next to the EBS volumes that you do not need to back up.