Amazon Web Services User Permissions for Backups and Restores

You can assign Amazon user permissions by creating a policy as described in Overview of IAM Policies.

For non-admin users, you must set permissions in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) user policy to enable support for backups and restores of Amazon instances or volumes.

Download the amazon_permission_backup_restore.json file and use it on the AWS command line to apply all of the required permissions for backups and restores. Alternatively, to restrict access to AWS resources that are created and used by Commvault operations, see Creating a Role with Restricted Access.

If you are performing backups to an S3 library, also add Amazon S3 permissions.

Commvault uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) permissions to perform data protection and data recovery operations for instances that run in AWS. These permissions are used only to access snapshots, volumes, and instance configuration information that are required to back up instances to storage media, to recover instances, and to clean up intermediate entities that are created by Commvault during those operations. In cases where a user with the required administrative privileges requests that a recovered instance overwrites the original instance, the permissions are also used to remove the original instance, but only after confirmation from the user.

Commvault usage of AWS permissions is controlled by the account settings that are used to create a virtualization client (hypervisor). To perform authentication, the virtualization client can use IAM roles or an access key and secret key pair to access the AWS account.

For information about how Commvault uses each permission, see Amazon Web Services Permission Usage.

For more information about Amazon permissions, see Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud API Reference or Amazon Simple Storage Service API Reference.

Last modified: 5/21/2021 7:37:14 PM