Restoring to Google Compute Engine

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    In case a disaster strikes, you can restore entire VM instances from cloud-native snapshots or image-level backups.

    To restore VM instances from cloud-native snapshots, Veeam Backup & Replication invokes native GCP capabilities. To restore VM instances from image-level backups, Veeam Backup & Replication uses different algorithms depending on whether a Veeam Backup for GCP appliance is present in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure:

    • If a Veeam Backup for GCP appliance and standard or archive repositories connected to it are present in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the restore algorithm described in the Performing Instance Restore section in the Veeam Backup for GCP User Guide.
    • If a Veeam Backup for GCP appliance is not present in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure and only standard repositories connected to this appliance are present there, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the restore algorithm described in the How Restore to Google Compute Engine Works section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    To restore a VM instance, do the following:

    1. Launch the Restore to Google Compute Engine wizard
    2. Select VM instances and restore points
    3. Choose a restore mode
    4. Select a datacenter region
    5. Configure instance types and encryption
    6. Specify instance names
    7. Configure network settings
    8. Specify a restore reason
    9. Finish working with the wizard