In this post, I will restore a VPG via the AWS Storage Gateway. The Zerto restore point is stored in AWS S3 storage and the AWS Storage Gateway will pull it over as part of the Zerto restore process.
From the Action menu, I select the Restore option
I select my VPG from the list of VPGs that are backed up to S3.
I select my restore point.
I select the host and the storage to restore the VMs and choose which VMs I want powered on and if I want the NICs to connect.
I finish the wizard by clicking Restore.
I can see in my OPNsense console that the AWS Storage Gateway is pulling the backup over from AWS S3.
Once it settled in, it fluctuated between 650Mbps and 920Mbps on my 1Gbps VPN link to AWS.
Using the default AWS Storage GW settings, the 1TB VPG took a little over 5 hours and 20 minutes.
I changed the AWS Storage Gateway to the recommended settings per this article https://docs.aws.amazon.com/storagegateway/latest/userguide/Performance.html#performance-fgw and re-ran the same restore. The 1TB VPG restored in 4 hours and 20 minutes.
The AWS Storage Gateway is a good lower-cost option to store your Zerto LTR Backups. It was easy to deploy and restore VPGs using the Zerto UI.