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How to deploy worker instance to Bahrain Region in Veeam Backup for AWS

Challenge

Deploying a worker instance to the Bahrain region is not possible.

Cause

The Me-south-1 region is not present in the list.

Solution

To select the Me-south-1 region, do the following:

1.  Connect to the backup server using the following command.
ssh -i "<backup server's .pem key>" ubuntu@<Public DNS (IPv4) parameter of the backup server>
2.  Navigate to /opt/veeam.aws.service and locate AmazonS3Regions.xml.
3.  Add the following text to the .xml file (see the attached screenshot).
<Region Id="me-south-1" Name="Middle East (Bahrain)" Type="Global">
    <Endpoint Type="S3">s3.me-south-1.amazonaws.com</Endpoint>
    <Endpoint Type="S3">s3.dualstack.me-south-1.amazonaws.com</Endpoint>
    <Endpoint Type="EC2">ec2.me-south-1.amazonaws.com</Endpoint>
    <Endpoint Type="IAM">iam.amazonaws.com</Endpoint>
    <Protocol>HTTP</Protocol>
    <Protocol>HTTPS</Protocol>
    <LocationConstraint>me-south-1</LocationConstraint>
    <SignatureVersion>4</SignatureVersion>
  </Region>
4.  Restart the Veeam Backup for AWS service using the following command.
sudo systemctl restart veeamawsbackup.service
5. Enable Global STS endpoint as described in the article
KB ID:
3092
Product:
Veeam Backup for AWS
Version:
1.x
Published:
2020-01-23
Last Modified:
2020-08-13
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