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Recipe: Adding Backup Repository

Expected deliverables:

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.


  1. Login the Veeam Backup for Google Cloud web interface.
  2. Switch to the Configuration page, navigate to Repositories and click in Add.
  3. At the “Repository Info” step, provide a Name and Description for the new backup repository.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. At the Summary step, review summary information and click Finish.

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