Step 3. Specify GCP Project Settings

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    At the Project step of the wizard, specify project settings of your Google Cloud Storage:

    1. From the Project drop-down list, select a project where the new standard backup repository will reside.

    For a project to be displayed in the Project list, it must be added to Veeam Backup for GCP. For more information, see Adding Projects in the Veeam Backup for GCP User Guide.

    1. From the Credentials drop-down list, select the credential records for a service account to access the project.

    If you have not added the credential records for a service account beforehand in the Cloud Credentials Manager, click Manage cloud accounts or Add to add the necessary credentials.

    Important

    The HMAC key that you specify, must meet the following requirements:

    • It must be assigned to a service account that has an access to the project that manages GCP resources.
    • It must be added to the Veeam Backup for GCP project settings. For more information, see the Specify Service Account Name section in the Veeam Backup for GCP User Guide.
    • It must be assigned to a service account that has all the necessary permissions to manage and perform operations with Veeam Backup for GCP. For more information on permissions, see the following Veeam KB article: KB4062.
    1. From the Gateway server drop-down list, select a gateway server that will be used to access the repository.

    The gateway server caches data when you copy backups and restore application items. The gateway server helps you decrease the amount of traffic being sent over the network and reduce data transfer costs. For more information on caching data, see the Cache section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    By default, the role of a gateway server is assigned to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. If the Veeam Backup & Replication server resides in a region that differs from the GCP Region where your Veeam Backup for GCP resides, choose a server that is located close to the Veeam Backup for GCP appliance. You can choose any Microsoft Windows or Linux server that is added to your Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure and has internet connection. Note that the server must be added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure beforehand. For more information on how to add a server, see the Virtualization Servers and Hosts section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Step 3. Specify GCP Project Settings