Recently Veeam released version 5 of Veeam Backup for AWS. In this new release a number of enhancements and capabilities can be found. For those that have not seen all the key new capabilities, a blog detailing all these announcements can be read here. Today I want to focus on is a completely redesigned dashboard. This new dashboard provides a lot of easy to see information about what is happening in the environment immediately, making it easy to understand what is happening, spot any errors, and just have a general easy to see oversight of everything you are protecting in the AWS cloud. First, lets take a look at the new dashboard: As you can see from the screenshot above, the dashboard provides a lot of key information to provide understanding to key areas of your data protection solution in AWS. Each area provides the capabilities to drill further into […]
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Using AWS tags to automate your backups with Veeam Backup for AWS
Over the past few weeks and months, I have been having a lot of conversations with people about automation and the use of tags within AWS. Tags within AWS are nothing new, and AWS provides a vast amount of information on how to use them. First of all lets think of a use case for AWS tags. Backups are a good use case. You can easily apply an AWS tag to an EC2 instance so that you know whether this should be part of a backup policy or not. For example, you can create a simple tag called backup and have true or false as the value. AWS has a number of documents that are really helpful to understand what tags are and how they can be used. I have listed two of my favourites here: Tagging your EC2 resources AWS Tagging strategies With the recent release of Veeam Backup […]
Technical look at Veeam Backup for AWS
Recently Veeam announced Veeam Backup for AWS. This is a brand-new product bringing enterprise class backup protection to the AWS public cloud. I wrote an article on Veeam.com describing some of the details this product brings but wanted to dive in deeper through this blog. Veeam Backup for AWS brings enterprise class capabilities to Amazon AWS EC2 to protect instance-based workloads. With Veeam Backup for AWS you can store your Amazon AWS EC2 backups in Amazon S3 object storage and restore to any Amazon AWS EC2 region. Veeam Backup for AWS has several features and capabilities: Native backup and restore for Amazon EC2 instances In-place and Out-of-Place restores Granular File Level Restore Long term data retention with Amazon S3 Cloud Native Backup Automates Amazon EBS snapshots for frequent backup and fast restores Policy based protection Deployed from Amazon Marketplace to provide simple web-based management UI Cost Effective Built in cost […]