Table of Contents
- Assets Page Overview
- Recovery points page overview
- Restore the recovery point
- Mount the recovery point
- Scan the recovery point for malware and ransomware
Assets Page Overview
An Asset is a resource that is eligible for backup.
The Elastio Tenant Assets page possesses a left-side menu, which breaks the assets down into Instances, Volumes and Others. It allows you to switch between the asset types rapidly.
Figure 1.1: The Assets menu
The Elastio Tenant Assets page provides a table of Assets that carries EC2 instances, EBS volumes and Local Machines. The Assets table displays Resource ID, tags related to the Asset, Asset Type, Account ID, Regions where Cloud Connector has been deployed, the Date of the last Backup and a policy Name.
Figure 1.2: The Assets table
The Resource ID column displays Asset IDs that link to the recovery points of this Asset. It also has an indication of the Integrity Check results on the recovery points belonging to the said Asset in the form of circles of different colors before the ID. The green circle stands for “healthy”
iscan status, whereas the red circle means that the recovery point has “quarantined”
iscan status. Additionally, you can see if the AWS EC2 instance is running or otherwise in brackets after the Asset ID.
The Asset Tags column lists all AWS tags of an AWS EC2 or an AWS EBS.
The date of the last backup displays the date when the last backup was performed. If the date is not shown, the asset hasn’t been backed up yet.
The Policy column indicates if the Asset was added to a custom Policy or not.
To select an asset of a specific type, you can filter your assets by Account ID, Asset Kinds, Instance IDs, Instance Types, Regions, Volume Types, VPC IDs, Volume IDs, Asset Tags, Cloud Connector Statuses, Protection, Policies State, Vaults, Iscan Status and Policies.
Figure 1.3: Filtering Assets by Account ID
Additionally, you can apply multiple filters to select assets of different types.
Figure 1.4: Applying multiple filters
Clicking on the asset will show all the recovery points of the asset.
Figure 1.5: Assets - RP list
Three options provided in the right-side menu allow you to mount, scan or restore a recovery point of the asset.
Figure 1.6: Assets-RPs-mount-restore
The scan can be additionally performed for the latest recovery point only. This operation can be triggered directly from the Assets page by clicking the right side 3-dots menu button and clicking the “Scan last recovery point” button.
Figure 1.7: Scan last recovery point
Recovery points page overview
If you press the asset ID on the Assets page you will be redirected to the Recovery Points page. This page hold a list of recovery points for the asset, as well as displays their
iscan status at a glance.
Figure 2.1: Recovery Points page
For EC2 instances and EBS volumes there is an option to get a mount command to mount the recovery point. For EC2 instances and EBS volumes there is an option to restore the asset. Additionally, a recovery point can be scanned for malware and ransomware presence on demand. To perform either of the operations the three-dots button should be pressed and the respective option selected.
Figure 2.2: Mount and restore options
Restore the recovery point
For EC2 instances and EBS volumes there is an option to restore the recovery point. To do so press the three-dots button on the right of the respective line in the recovery points table and select “Restore”. A pop-up will open.
The restore options for an EC2 instance would be as follows:
Figure 3.1: Restore EC2 pop-up
You can select a VPC and subnet to restore the instance to, add the tags and launch the restore operation directly from UI by pressing “Restore from here” button. Alternatively, you can copy the restore command and use it in the Elastio CLI on your machine. By default, in both cases the restore will run as a background job.
The restore options for an EBS volume would be as follows:
Figure 3.2: Restore EBS pop-up
You can select an availability zone to restore the volume to, add the tags and launch the restore operation directly from UI by pressing “Restore from here” button. Alternatively, you can copy the restore command and use it in the Elastio CLI on your machine. By default, in both cases the restore will run as a background job.
Mount the recovery point
A mount command can be found under the three-dots button on the right of the recovery points table. When you press it a pop-up will open:
Figure 4.1: Mount the recovery point pop-up
In this pop-up window commands to mount the selected recovery point will be provided for Linux and Windows. Mount is not supported on MacOS so you’ll find the respective button disabled.
Scan the recovery point for malware and ransomware
A recovery point can be scanned on demand. To do so navigate to the Recovery points page of a certain asset. Press the 3-dots menu button to the right of the recovery point that needs to be scanned and select “Scan”. An iscan job will be started and you can monitor its progress on the Jobs page.