Restoring a Storage Gateway volume - Amazon Backup
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Restoring a Storage Gateway volume

If you are restoring an Amazon Storage Gateway volume snapshot, you can choose to restore the snapshot as an Storage Gateway volume or as an Amazon EBS volume. This is because Amazon Backup integrates with both services, and any Storage Gateway snapshot can be restored to either an Storage Gateway volume or an Amazon EBS volume.

Restore Storage Gateway through the Amazon Backup console

To restore an Storage Gateway volume
  1. Open the Amazon Backup console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Protected resources and then choose the Storage Gateway resource ID you want to restore.

  3. On the Resource details page, a list of recovery points for the selected resource ID is shown. To restore a resource, in the Backups pane, choose the radio button next to the recovery point ID of the resource. In the upper-right corner of the pane, choose Restore.

  4. Specify the restore parameters for your resource. The restore parameters you enter are specific to the resource type that you selected.

    For Resource type, choose the Amazon resource to create when restoring this backup.

  5. If you choose Storage Gateway volume, choose a Gateway in a reachable state. Also choose your iSCSI target name.

    1. For "Volume stored" gateways, choose a Disk Id.

    2. For "Volume cached" gateways, choose a capacity that is at least as large as your protected resource.

    If you choose EBS volume, provide the values for Volume type, Size (GiB), and choose an Availability zone.

  6. For Restore role, choose the IAM role that Amazon Backup will assume for this restore.


    If the Amazon Backup default role is not present in your account, a Default role is created for you with the correct permissions. You can delete this default role or make it unusable.

  7. Choose Restore backup.

    The Restore jobs pane appears. A message at the top of the page provides information about the restore job.

Restore Storage Gateway with Amazon CLI

In the command line interface, start-restore-job allows you to restore a Storage Gateway volume.

The following list is the accepted metadata.

gatewayArn // The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the gateway. Use the ListGateways operation to return a list of gateways for your account and Amazon Web Services Region. gatewayType // The type of created gateway. Valid value is BACKUP_VM targetName kmsKey volumeSize volumeSizeInBytes diskId