You can restore instances (VMs) in place or to a new destination. Restores are supported for both Windows and Linux clients.
You can only restore instances from IntelliSnap backups to a zone in the same region where the IntelliSnap backup was performed.
- For both in-place and out-of-place restores, the restored instance is assigned a new instance ID that is different from the source instance.
- AWS tags set by users for an Amazon instance are backed up and restored.
- When you restore encrypted volumes from streaming backups or IntelliSnap backup copies, both default and custom encrypted volumes are restored with AWS EBS default encryption. When you restore from a replica copy, default and custom encrypted volumes are restored with the encryption key that was tagged with cvlt-ec2 or cvlt-master (or uses an alias that refers to cvlt-ec2 or cvlt-master). For more information, see Amazon EBS Encryption and Configuring Replication of AWS-Encrypted Snapshots with IntelliSnap for Amazon.
Restores from IntelliSnap backups include the following stages:
- Based on the destination for the restore, determine what instance types are available.
- Create volumes from source snapshots.
- Download instance configuration files from the backup index.
- Create a new instance from the source AMI, or from an AMI that matches the operating system and type of the target instance.
- Stop the instance.
- Delete the operating system volume and attach the restored operating system volume.
- Attach the restored data volumes.
Last modified: 6/14/2019 4:24:30 PM