Protecting Amazon EC2 with Metallic


You can use the Metallic software to back up and restore Amazon EC2 instances that are hosted by an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. You can configure a hypervisor to represent the AWS account.


Data You Can Back Up

  • Active EC2 instances

  • Instance EBS volumes

  • Volumes using default or custom encryption

Data You Cannot Back Up

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

  • Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)

  • Instance store volumes

Backups You Can Perform

  • Full backups

  • Incremental backups

    Note: By default, all Amazon EBS snapshots are incremental.

  • Synthetic full backups

  • Streaming backups

  • IntelliSnap backups

  • Backup copy

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


Restores You Can Perform

  • AWS resource tags

  • EC2 instances

  • Guest files and folders

  • Attachment of 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

Other Operations

  • Changed Block Tracking (CBT) backups

  • Cross-hypervisor restores