Step 3. Specify Cloud Repository Account
At the Account step of the wizard, specify Google Cloud connection settings:
- From the Credentials drop-down list, select user credentials to access a storage bucket with the backups.
If you have not set up credentials beforehand in the Cloud Credentials Manager, click the Manage cloud accounts link or click Add on the right to add the necessary credentials.
- From the Gateway server drop-down list, select a server that will be used to access the Google Cloud storage.
You can select any Microsoft Windows or Linux server that is added to your backup infrastructure and has internet connection. You may want to use a gateway server, for example, if your organization has NAT or different types of firewalls and your access to the internet is limited. For more information on how to add such a server to your environment, see Adding Microsoft Windows Servers and Adding Linux Servers respectively. By default, the role of a gateway server is assigned to the machine where Veeam Backup & Replication is installed.
On the gateway server, Veeam Backup & Replication deploys the Veeam Data Mover Service. The Veeam Data Mover Service is responsible for handling ingress/egress requests that are sent to/from the gateway server when you work with the external repository data in Veeam Backup & Replication. If the Veeam Data Mover Service becomes outdated, you must upgrade it as described in the Upgrading External Repositories section.
Gateway servers store cached data. For more information, see Cache.