How to do a Full Server Restore to Amazon EC2

This post applies to CloudBerry Backup 4.5 and later.

In this post, we explain how to do Full Server Restore on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) service for Disaster Recovery (DR) with CloudBerry Backup, a powerful solution that allows you to automate your backup and restore processes.

First of all, you need to create a snapshot of your server by taking advantage of the CloudBerry Image Based Backup feature. Once it is done, you can go ahead and restore this server snapshot to Amazon EC2 service as shown below.

How to do Full Server Restore to Amazon EC2 with CloudBerry Backup

1. Launch CloudBerry Backup, click Restore button on the toolbar and follow the Restore Wizard steps to create a new restore plan.

restore.icon.ec22.  In the "Type of Data" step of the Wizard, select Restore Image Based Backup option.

ec.2.restore_ibb3. Then select the Restore as Amazon EC2 Instance option.

restore_as_ec2_optionsYou may as well want to create the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) by using the Create AMI option. This option allows you to automatically run a restored virtual machine and finally you will have a running system with a personalized IP address. Without that option, you will have to configure an IP address (Elastic IP) and start the restore machine manually in the AWS EC2 Management Console.

To create the AMI while restoring your server as EC2 Instance, just select Create AMI (Amazon Machine Image) check-box and set up the vmimport role: How To Configure VMimport Role.

amiNote: The Restore as Amazon EC2 Instance option does not support Desktop Windows 7/8. Whereas the Restore as Amazon EC2 Instance along with the Create AMI option does not support Windows 10.

4. Specify Target EC2 Instance details:

ec2_instance_renewedComplete the rest of the Restore Wizard steps to create and customize your restore plan!

5. You can find the restored server in Amazon EC2 Management ConsoleEC2instance_restored_machine