Attaching a Volume to a New Amazon EC2 Instance

From an Amazon EC2 instance backup, you can restore an instance volume and attach the volume to a new instance that is created by the restore operation.

As part of the restore, you can specify a connection to the Amazon EC2 web service or to an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).


Commvault does not restore Amazon EBS gp3 IOPS values or throughput values. Default values are set by the restore operation. You can modify the default values after the restore is complete. The default IOPS value is 3000. The default throughput value is 125MB/s.

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 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. For MediaAgent, decide whether to have the Commvault software automatically select the MediaAgent or to 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.

    3. For Source, decide whether to have the Commvault software automatically select the copy of backup data or to 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.

    4. 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 you want to create the new instance.

  8. To use a different VSA access node to perform the restore, from the Access node list, select another access node.

  9. In the Instance name box, enter a name for the instance.

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

  11. Under Amazon cloud options, specify the following:

    • Availability zone: Select the destination zone for the instance.

    • AMI selection: Select the Amazon Machine Image that you want to use to specify the software configuration for the instance.

      Only Private AMIs are listed. To restore using a Marketplace AMI, enter the AMI ID.

    • Instance type: To specify the available CPU cores and memory for the instance, select the instance type.

    • Network: Select an existing Amazon EC2 or Amazon VPC network connection or create a new network connection, and then click OK:

      • To select an existing network connection for the restored instances, click Browse, and in the Select network settings dialog box, select the network you want to use for the new instance.

      • To create a new network connection, click Browse, and in the Select network settings dialog box, select New Network Interface.

        The Auto Select Security Group toggle key becomes available.

      • Auto select security group: To turn off auto selection, specify a security group, move this toggle key to the left, and from the Security groups list, select a security group for the specified network.

  12. To start the instance automatically after the restore operation completes, select the Power on instance after restore check box.

  13. To delete an existing file and replace it with the restored file, move the Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists toggle key to the right.

  14. Click Submit.