Protecting Amazon EC2 Instances with Metallic


You can use the Metallic software to back up and restore Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances that are hosted by an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account.

The following guide is available for third-party marketplace users: Commvault in the AWS Marketplace.


Data You Can Back Up

  • EC2 instances

  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes

  • Volumes that use either default or custom encryption

Data You Cannot Back Up

  • User data that is used while launching an Amazon EC2 instance

  • Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)

  • EBS instance store volumes

Backups You Can Perform

By default, all Amazon EBS snapshots are incremental.

  • Full backups

  • Incremental backups

  • Synthetic full backups

  • Streaming backups

  • IntelliSnap backups

  • Backup copies

  • Changed Block Tracking (CBT) backups

When You Can Perform Backups

  • On a schedule: The server plan that you assign manages scheduled backups

  • On demand: You can perform on-demand backups at any time


Data You Can Restore

  • Amazon EC2 instances

  • AWS resource tags

  • Guest files and folders

  • Attach restored volumes to a new instance or an existing instance

Backups You Can Use for Restores

  • The most recent backup: For example, restore the most recent backup to its original location

  • A backup from a specific date: For example, restore data to a point in time before it became unusable

  • Backups from a date range: For example, restore data that was accidentally deleted

Destinations You Can Restore To

  • A different location (out of place)

  • The current location (in place)

  • Azure destinations (cross-hypervisor restore)

  • VMware destinations (cross-hypervisor restore)