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Policy Configuration

A policy handles snapshot, replica and backup scheduling for specific workloads. It is important not to make a policy cover too many workloads or too few in order to make scheduling and processing simple.

This section covers supported policy maximums. Numbers might vary depending on deployments types and available resources. These values represent what’s currently supported also in light of acceptable performance.

The tables in this section use the number of objects and their variations as a metric for estimations.

These values are based on Veeam QA testing and the recommended maximums per policy for the specified config.

Resource Value
EC2 workloads 250
RDS workloads 200
EFS workloads 250

VPC policies have no limit as there is only 1 policy covering regions via auto-discovery or manually added into the policy

Maximizing Throughput

The amount of simultaneous workers that can process a policy is determined by the speed at which you can write to the backup repository. The amount of workers is limited only by the vCPU quota of the AWS backup account. Every backup or archive task in a policy will use a worker. This requires some consideration as you want to maximize policy processing throughput. For more details, refer to the workers page.


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