Part 4 – AWS Backup with CPM – Restoring Files

At a high-level, posts 1-3 covered the process to deploy, initialize, and configure CPM to backup EC2 instances.  To close out the series, I'll cover the process to restore files using CPM's backup monitor.  Though I'll close the basic backup/restore series out with this post, there is still much more than can and will be …

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Part 3 – AWS Backup with CPM – Creating a Backup Schedule and Policy

In this post, we're still looking at backing up AWS EC2 instances using N2WS Cloud Protection Manager (CPM).  Posts #1 and 2 covered deploying and initializing the appliance.  Here we dig into the CPM interface to configure backups for EC2 instances. Creating a Backup Schedule and Policy A backup schedule sets the start time and …

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Part 2 – AWS Backup with CPM – Initializing the Appliance

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the process of deploying a Cloud Protection Manager (CPM) appliance from the AWS Marketplace for the purpose of backing up AWS-based resources.  Though this series will focus on the backup of EC2 instances, CPM is not limited to backing up EC2 instances only.  CPM can be …

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Part 1 – Backup AWS Resources N2WS Cloud Protection Manager (CPM)

Toward the end of 2017, I set out to explore methods of backing up AWS instances and resources.  NWN is a Veeam VCSP and so initially I was drawn to Cloud Protection Manager from N2WS as it was slated to be included with the Veeam AWS Availability Suite in order to backup AWS EC2 instances.  …

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My Poor Man’s AWS Power Management

This post focuses more on a personal problem I experienced some time ago....and some time ago, I did it.  After privately swearing to myself that I'd never leave an EC2 instance powered on when not in use, I left one on and paid the price, literally, when my monthly AWS bill was 300% higher than …

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