Operations You Can Perform with STS Role Authentication Using an Admin Account ARN

With STS role authentication using an admin account ARN, you can perform backups, restores, and other operations.


  • Streaming backups

  • IntelliSnap backups


  • Full instance restores

  • Live browse and guest file-level restores, agentless restores, and download of files

Other Operations

  • Attaching a volume to an existing instance or a new instance

  • Converting from VMware to AWS using the Import or HotAdd method

  • Snapshot replication to a different region

  • Snapshot replication and sharing to a different account, and making a copy of the snapshot

  • File indexing

  • Live Sync or disaster recovery from VMware to AWS

  • Live Sync or disaster recovery from AWS to AWS, within the same region or cross region

  • Automatic scaling of access nodes