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Backup EC2 instance to S3

Post by soanni » Jun 16, 2019 10:56 am

Hello Veeam team,

i'm looking for a solution to backup my AWS EC2 Linux instances and store those backups on S3 (without storing AWS EBS snapshots not to incur additional charges). Ideally those backups should be incremental (first backup is a full-backup, and others contain only the difference) meaning that they should work the way like AWS EBS snapshots work. The solution should provide the ability to quickly restore the instance from S3 (or at least restore the EBS snapshot/EBS volume). At the moment i researched several available options:
- Veeam N2WS - seems like a perfect match, but has a 8TB limit for all attached volumes in total
- Veeam Backup & Restore - seems like support only VMWare/VMWare on AWS
- Linux agent - seems like doesn't support "incremental requirement" and target AWS S3 storage type (only SFTP, NAS, etc) and does require additional volumes attached to store intermidiate data before moving it to target storage

Am i missing any other solution that suits my needs?

Thanks,

Andrey

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Re: Backup EC2 instance to S3

Post by HannesK » Jun 17, 2019 5:52 am

Hello,
unfortunately, you are not missing anything. N2WS has the 8TB limitation.

Veeam Backup & Replication (don't mix with Backup & Recovery which is N2WS) is for VMware local and on AWS, correct.

Agent for Linux has the limitations you mention. correct.

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Hannes

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Re: Backup EC2 instance to S3

Post by soanni » Jun 17, 2019 10:37 am

Thanks HannesK,appreciate your quick reply!

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Re: Backup EC2 instance to S3

Post by jmmarton » Jun 18, 2019 3:41 am

HannesK wrote:
Jun 17, 2019 5:52 am
Agent for Linux has the limitations you mention. correct.
One correction: VAL can perform incremental backups. The only requirement it doesn't meet is backing up directly to S3 (it must go to some type of intermediate storage first).

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Re: Backup EC2 instance to S3

Post by HannesK » Jun 18, 2019 5:58 am

thanks Joe, it got probably lost in translation. yes, veeam agent for linux can do incremental backups of course, but not based on EBS snapshots as requested. they are done inside the VM

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