Veeam: How to connect our Veeam Backup & Replication to Veeam Backup for AWS

Greetings friends, we have already seen in the previous post that Veeam had launched Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition, the solution to protect workloads on Amazon AWS without the need for agents. In addition, and as we all like, with a free version of up to 10 Instances. In addition, we have seen how to deploy it step by step, and its subsequent configuration as well, today we are going to see how to configure Veeam Backup & Replication to access the backups created by Veeam Backup for AWS and stored in S3.If we look at the following diagram, we would be talking about points 5, 6, and 7:

Veeam: An in-depth look at the new Veeam Backup for AWS – Creating Backup and Restore Policies

Greetings friends, we have already seen in the previous post that Veeam had launched Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition, the solution to protect workloads on Amazon AWS without the need for agents. In addition, and as we all like, with a free version of up to 10 Instances. Also, we have seen how to deploy it step by step, today we are going to see how to configure and create policies in Veeam Backup for AWS.

First look at the new Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition

Once we access by HTTPS for the first time we will be asked to accept the EULA of the product:

Veeam: How to Deploy Veeam Backup for AWS – step by step

Greetings friends, we have already seen in the previous post that Veeam had launched Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition, the solution to protect workloads on Amazon AWS without the need for agents. In addition, and as we all like, with a free version of up to 10 Instances. Let's look at the step-by-step deployment of Veeam Backup for AWS.

Deploy Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition

Before deploying Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition we will need to have several instances of EC2 running, security groups created, VPC, etc. I guess we're interested in this solution and I'll take all that for granted.We will go to the AWS Marketplace and if we look for "veeam" we will find the product, we will click on subscribe to continue:

Veeam: Veeam Announces Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition

Greetings friends, during the AWS Re:Invent, Veeam announced its free version for workload protection in AWS, Veeam Backup for AWS, now available in the AWS Marketplace.

What is Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition?

Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition is a native AWS EC2 workload protection solution. This means that Veeam performs snapshots of the EBS volumes of each instance and allows us to later launch a copy to an Object Storage repository, S3, for much longer retention.Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition provides unlimited restores of any Veeam Backup for AWS backup and allows backups of up to 10 EC2 instances. Veeam Backup for AWS offers cost-effective, secure, cloud-native AWS backup and recovery of Amazon EC2 instances. Easily recover any data loss scenario in the cloud, whether it's disruptions, accidental deletion, malware and more, in minutes.Ease of use is built-in with turnkey deployment through the AWS Marketplace and a simple web-based management user interface. Powerful recovery capabilities are offered through full file-level recovery for native snapshots and Veeam backups, cross-regional and cross-account recovery, and the ability to restore AWS backups to any Veeam-compatible environment.An industry-leading built-in backup cost estimation tool provides greater cost controls, optimizing protection and retention while avoiding costly misconfigurations.Interesting Links As Veeam Backup for AWS is a very complete new product, I have prepared a series of blogs about the product, I hope you like them:

Veeam: AWS workloads now protected thanks to the Veeam’s acquisition of N2W Software (N2WS)

Greetings friends, probably you have heard the news that told us how Veeam had acquired N2WS, a company that is dedicated to the protection of environments in Cloud on Amazon Web Services.

Why did Veeam acquire N2WS?

N2WS is a leader in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) data protection, providing a native cloud backup solution specifically designed for AWS workloads, enabling organizations to back up data and applications as often as needed and recover them in seconds.As Veeam customers seek to move more workloads into the cloud, especially towards AWS, protection and availability of their data is a primary concern for Veeam. Veeam's goal is to give its customers the confidence that Veeam ensures that their information is protected no matter where it resides, and this acquisition gives us the #1 solution we need for data and application protection at AWS.

Amazon Web Services at a glance

For those of you who are not up to date on Amazon Web Services, we have several elements in the Computing and Storage part.At the moment of storage of the Instances we have:
  • Block: Storage the block provided by Amazon EBS that is persistent and Amazon EC2 Instance that is ephemeral and is destroyed when the Instance is destroyed.
  • File: Amazon offers us Amazon EFS that we can connect to our instances and launch files there.
  • Object: The already known Amazon S3 for access to non-continuously used items and Glacier for very cheap storage that we access only for archiving.

Veeam: Integration of AWS Storage Gateway with Veeam – Backups and backup copy in Cloud

Greetings friends, the first strong post of September, today I bring you a very entertaining post about Veeam Backup and Replication on a Repository based on AWS Storage Gateway, and as it has stayed a little long I want to leave here the menu to move you faster:

AWS Storage Gateway - quick overview

AWS Storage Gateway allows us to consume certain Amazon Web Services resources locally through a virtual appliance that we deploy in our Infrastructure, so our VMs view the resources as if they were local, while the information is replicated in an encrypted and compressed way to the Amazon Cloud.AWS Storage Gateway allows us to create different resources:
  • File Share: Which is nothing more or less than an NFS where we can connect computers that will see a traditional network drive and store files there.
  • Volumes: Where we can consume by iSCSI, volumes that we can connect to Windows, Linux, etc., and that will be replicated later.
  • Tapes: Virtual tape drives with which we can launch backups with Veeam for example, as if a real tape was involved, and thus get a more durable storage such as tapes, but in Cloud.
We can store the information in three different types of Amazon storage:
  • Amazon S3, recommended for files or volumes that we use frequently.
  • Amazon Glacier, if what we are saving is not accessed frequently.
  • Amazon EBS Snapshots.
This is how our Veeam Backup and Replication Infrastructure with AWS Storage Gateway would look like.