Is there a simple way to send several VM's to cold storage in the cloud using Veeam B&R or alternative way and be able to restore smoothly back on-premise?

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Hi,

I am currently using Veeam Backup and Replication for backing up my VMware VM's. I have several large VM's that are not in use but I want to keep stored in cold storage, preferably in the cloud maybe AWS or Azure. As of right now Veeam does not have a way of directly taking a specific backup of a VM and putting it into AWS. I want specific VM's to go into cold storage and then delete them from VMware.  

Is there any way (with Veeam or without) for me to backup specific VM's and put them into cold storage in a way that I could restore smoothly back into on premise if necessary?
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Create a Backup Job of the VMs you need to keep in "cold storage", and then transfer the backup vbk to the Cloud.
leakim971Multitechnician
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If you use the SMS (Server Migration Service) of AWS you should be able to replicate or sync your VM from hypervisor
https://aws.amazon.com/en/server-migration-service/

you may also use vm-import tools :
https://aws.amazon.com/en/ec2/vm-import/

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Andrew,   I could just use the vbk backup that Veeam creates and just upload that?

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Leakim971,  These VM's will be scarcely /if ever used. I would want them in cold storage so its cheap as possible.
leakim971Multitechnician
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read this : https://aws.amazon.com/server-migration-service/pricing/?nc1=h_ls

The AWS Server Migration Service replicates server volumes from your on-premises environment to S3 temporarily and purges them from S3 right after creating EBS snapshots, incurring a transient charge for S3.

this is your words :
but I want to keep stored in cold storage, preferably in the cloud maybe AWS
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Yes just upload VBK

When you want them back just download and restore

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