Attaching a Volume to an Existing Amazon Web Services Instance


Using an AWS instance backup, you can restore an instance volume and attach it to another existing instance.

Before You Begin


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears.

  3. On the VM groups tab, in the row for the VM group, click the action button , and then click Restore.

    The Select restore type page appears.

  4. To restore individual volumes and attach the volumes to an existing instance, click Attach volume.

    The Restore page appears.

  5. To choose a different MediaAgent or source copy for the restore, do the following:

    1. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Settings.

      The Settings dialog box appears.

    2. Configure the following options:

      • MediaAgent: Allow the Commvault software to select a MediaAgent or specify a MediaAgent:

        - Automatic: By default, the Commvault software selects the MediaAgent for the restore operation based on availability and environment.

        - To restore data using a specific MediaAgent, from the list, select a MediaAgent.

      • Source: Allow the Commvault software to select the copy of backup data or specify the copy:

        - Automatic: By default, the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy and selects a different copy if the data is not found in the primary copy.

        - To restore from a specific copy of backup data, from the list, select a backup copy.

    3. Click Save.

  6. Select the content to restore, and then click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  7. From the Destination hypervisor list, select the hypervisor where the destination instance resides.

  8. From the Access node list, select the access node or the access node group to use for the restore operation.

    If you select Automatic, the Commvault software performs the restore operation using the most suitable access node from the destination hypervisor.

    If you select an access node group, the Commvault software performs the restore operation using the most suitable access node that is available in the access node group.

    For access node selection, the Commvault software checks for the same region. If no region match is found, then any of the available access nodes from the selected destination hypervisor or access node group is used.

  9. In the Restore to existing instance box, select the instance to attach the restored volume to.

  10. To specify a different name for the restored volume, in the Volume name box, enter a new volume name.

  11. Click Submit.