Restoring a backup to a new file system - Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Restoring a backup to a new file system

The following procedure guides you through how to restore a backup using the AWS Management Console to create a new file system.

To restore a file system from a backup
  1. Open the Amazon FSx console at

  2. From the console dashboard, choose Backups from the left side navigation.

  3. Choose the backup that you want to restore from the Backups table, and then choose Restore backup.

    Doing so opens the file system creation wizard. This wizard is identical to the standard file system creation wizard, except the Deployment type and Storage capacity are already set and can't be changed. However, you can change the throughput capacity, associated VPC, and other settings, and storage type. The storage type is set to SSD by default, but you can change it to HDD under the following conditions:

    • The file system deployment type is Multi-AZ or Single-AZ 2.

    • The storage capacity is at least 2,000 GiB.

  4. Complete the wizard as you do when you create a new file system.

  5. Choose Review and create.

  6. Review the settings you chose for your Amazon FSx file system, and then choose Create file system.

    Amazon FSx is creating a new file system, and once its status changes to AVAILABLE, you can use the file system as normal.