Step 7. Configure Standard Backup Repositories

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    At the Repositories step of the wizard, configure access to standard backup repositories added to the Veeam Backup for GCP infrastructure:

    1. In the Repositories list, select a standard backup repository to which you want to configure access and click Edit.
    2. In the Repository window, from the Credentials drop-down list, select credential records of a service account who has permissions to access the standard backup repository resources. For more information, see Required Permissions.

    If you have not added credential records for a service account beforehand, click Manage cloud accounts or Add to add the necessary service account. For more information on adding the service account, see the Google Cloud Accounts section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Important

    Mind the following:

    • Although archive storage repositories are displayed in the Repositories window, you can not specify credential records and an encryption password for this type of repositories.
    • If you do not specify credential records of a service account for a standard backup repository, GCP Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication will not be able to perform a periodic rescan of the repository. This can help you reduce data transfer costs since GCP Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication will send fewer requests to GCP. However, keep in mind that in this case you will only be able to view, manage backup policies and restore VM instances to Google Compute Engine. Activities described in the Data Protection and Data Recovery sections will not be available.
    1. From the Use the following gateway server for the Internet access 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.

    1. If data in the standard backup repository is encrypted, select the Use the following password for encrypted backups check box. From the drop-down list, select the password that must be used to decrypt the data. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically decrypt backup files stored in this repository.

    If you have not added the password beforehand, click the Manage passwords link or the Add button to add the necessary password. For more information, see the Creating Passwords section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    If you do not specify the decryption password, you can do it later. For more information, see Decrypting Image-Level Backups.

    After you finish working with the wizard, the standard backup repositories will be displayed on the Backup Infrastructure view, under the External Repositories node.

    Note

    If standard backup repositories are already added to the infrastructure of another Veeam Backup & Replication server, you will be prompted to claim the ownership of these repositories. For more information on taking the ownership, see the Ownership section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Step 7. Configure Standard Backup Repositories

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