A simple step by step no frills approach to achieving your goal
A backup repository to store VM instances and Cloud SQL instances backups using Veeam Backup for Google Cloud.
Time to complete: 5 minutes
- A storage bucket in Google Cloud created with either the Standard or Archive storage class.
- The Project hosting the Storage Bucket must be added to Veeam Backup for Google Cloud
- Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC) key associated with the service account that is used to access the project.
Before you start:
You can either add an existing folder for storing backup files or create a new one. Veeam Backup for Google Cloud will use the HMAC key to authenticate requests to the backup repository.
You have an existing Veeam Backup for Google Cloud deployment.
- Login the Veeam Backup for Google Cloud web interface.
- Switch to the Configuration page, navigate to Repositories and click in Add.
- At the “Repository Info” step, provide a Name and Description for the new backup repository.
- At the Project step, from the Project drop-down list, select a project where the new backup repository will belong.
- Use the Access Key and Secret key fields to provide a Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC) key associated with the service account.
- Alternatively, you can click “Generate HMAC Credentials” to create a new HMAC key and associate it with the service account.
- Click Next
- At the Storage Bucket step, in the Storage bucket section, click “Choose bucket”
- In the “Choose storage bucket” window, select a storage bucket that will be used as a target location for backups. Click Apply.
- In the Folder section, select or create a new folder in the bucket.
- To use an existing folder, select the “Use existing folder” option and click “Choose folder”. In the “Choose folder window”, select the necessary subdirectory and click Apply.
- To create a new folder, select the “Create new folder” option and specify a name for the subdirectory. Then, in the “Storage class” section, select a storage class for the backup repository either Standard or Archive.
- Click Next.
- At the Encryption step, choose whether you want to encrypt backups in this storage bucket. If you enable encryption, specify a password that will be used to encrypt data. Click Next
- At the Summary step, review summary information and click Finish.
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