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Recipe: Adding a Google Cloud Project

Expected deliverables:

An additional Google Cloud Project enabled in Veeam for GCP to provide Data Protection

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • A Google Cloud project
  • A Google Cloud service account with proper privileges in GCP.

Before you start:

For this recipe, you can either specify an existing Google Cloud service account or ask Veeam Backup for Google Cloud to provide a script to create a new Service account with proper privileges, using the gcloud command-line tool.


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.
  3. Navigate to Permissions > Projects. Click in Add.
  4. At the “Project Info” step, specify the Google Cloud Project ID that manages the resources that you want to protect.
  5. Choose the data protection tasks that Veeam Backup for Google Cloud will be able to perform for the project or leave the default (all selected). Click Next.
  6. At the “Service Account” step, specify an existing Google Cloud Service Account with the required permissions to perform data protection tasks in this Project.
    • Click “Check Permissions” to confirm the account has the required permissions in the Project.
    • If the service account hasn’t been created yet, click in “Generate and download script” to create a gcloud script that you can run in your Google Cloud Console to create the account
    • Click Next
  7. At the Summary step, review summary information and click Finish

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