Add the Amazon S3 Object Storage Repository with an IAM Role Policy

To back up the Amazon S3 buckets of Amazon S3 service accounts, you must create an Identity and Access Management (IAM) role and launch the Amazon EC2 instance with the IAM role, with amazon_minimal_s3_permissions.json to the S3 buckets. You must also select the Amazon EC2 instance as the access node.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Object storage.

    The Object storage page appears.

  2. In the upper-right area of the page, click Add object storage.

  3. Click Amazon S3.

    The Configure Amazon S3 wizard appears.

  4. On the Plan tab of the wizard, select the backup plan that you want to use for the object storage repository, and then click Next.

  5. On the Access Node tab of the wizard, select one or more Amazon EC2 instances or the server group of Amazon EC2 instances that has an IAM role with amazon_minimal_s3_permissions.json to the S3 buckets, and then click Next.


    • The access nodes must be of similar operating system type.

    • All servers in the server group must be reachable through network routes.

  6. On the Add object storage tab of the wizard, complete the following steps:

    1. In the Object storage name box, enter a name for the repository.

    2. In the Host URL box, enter the Amazon S3 account URL,

      To back up region-based data, enter the AWS service endpoint URL for the region in the format:

      To back up Amazon S3 Express One Zone directory buckets:

    3. From the Authentication list, select IAM role.

    4. Click Next.

  7. On the Backup Content tab of the wizard, complete the following steps:

    1. Click Add, and do one of the following:

      • To enter a custom path, click Custom path, and then enter the path for the content.

      • To browse for content, click Browse, and then select the content.

    2. To exclude some of the content you selected, move the Specify exclusion toggle key to the right, and then add the exclusion.

    3. To back up ACLs, move the Backup ACL toggle key to the right.

    4. Click Next.

  8. On the Summary tab of the wizard, review the options, and then click Finish.