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Recipe: Adding Worker Configuration

Expected deliverables:

A new Worker configuration do deploy Worker instances in a specific Google Cloud Region to perform data protection and disaster recovery operations

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • Access to Veeam Backup for Google Cloud appliance using a browser
  • A Google Cloud Project to deploy the worker instance. It could be either a dedicated Project for backup, or any of the other existing Projects.
  • A VPC network and a subnet in the same región where Worker instances will be deployed.
  • A route whose destination IP address range is and whose next hop is the default internet gateway must exist for the selected VPC network.
  • The selected subnet must have Private Google Access enabled.
  • If you plan to back up Cloud SQL instances using a staging server, the selected VPC network must have private services access configured.
  • A firewall rule allowing HTTPS traffic to all VM instances on the specified VPC network.

Before you start: You must have enough resource quotas allocated between your projects to deploy the number of worker instances required for a backup or restore process.

Assumptions: 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 and navigate to “Workers > Network”. Click the link in the “Project” section, In the “Choose Project” window, select the necessary project and click Apply.
  3. Click Add in the Worker configurations section to launch the Add Worker Configuration wizard.
  4. At the Region step, select a region for new worker instances and an availability zone to provide network resources. Click Next.
  5. At the Network step
    • Select a VPC network and a subnet to which you want to connect worker instances.
    • Select a firewall rule that will be used to control traffic between resources in the specified VPC network.
    • Click Next
  6. At the Summary step, review summary information and click Finish.

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