Step 5. Configure Instance Types and Encryption

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    [This step is available if you have selected the Restore to a new location, or with different settings option at the Restore Mode step of the wizard.]

    At the Machine Type step of the wizard, you can specify machine types for the restored VM instances and choose whether persistent disks of the restored VM instance must be encrypted with customer-managed encryption keys (CMEKs). For more information on CMEKs, see Google Cloud documentation.

    1. In the Instances list, select the necessary VM instance and click Type.
    2. From the Machine type drop-down list, select a new machine type for the restore VM instance. Note that the selected machine type must be available in the zone where the VM instance will be restored.

    To learn how to choose a machine type when creating a VM instance in Google Cloud, see the Machine families section in Google Cloud documentation.

    1. In the Virtual machine list, select the necessary VM instances and click Encryption.
    2. In the Encryption window, do one of the following:
    • If you do not want to encrypt persistent disks or want to apply the existing encryption scheme, select the Preserve the original encryption settings option. Then click OK.

    Note

    The Preserve the original encryption settings option is disabled if the encryption key is not available in the region where the VM instance will be restored.

    • If you want to encrypt persistent disks, select the Use the following encryption key option. From the list of available encryption keys, select the required CMEK. Then click OK.

    For a CMEK to be displayed in the list of available encryption keys, it must be stored in the region selected at the Data Center step.

    Step 5. Configure Instance Types and Encryption