Step 5. Specify Mount Server Settings

At the Mount Server step of the wizard, specify settings for the mount server that you plan to use for restore operations, and configure a helper appliance. The helper appliance is a temporary VM instance that Veeam Backup & Replication deploys in Google Compute Engine to perform a health check of backup files and apply retention to NAS backup files. For more information, see Health Check for Object Storage Repositories and Helper Appliance in NAS Backup. After Veeam Backup & Replication completes these operations, it removes the helper appliance from the Google Cloud object storage.

Important

Consider the following:

  • If you do not configure a helper appliance, Veeam Backup & Replication will use local resources to perform the health check and apply retention to NAS backup files. It will consume more cloud resources and can result in additional costs.
  • To perform the health check, you must enable this option when you configure a backup job. For more information, see Health Check for Backup Files.

Specifying Mount Server Settings

To specify the mount server settings, do the following:

  1. From the Mount Server drop-down list, select a server that you want to use as a mount server. Veeam Backup & Replication uses this server during restore operations to mount VM disks directly from objects located in object storage repositories. For more information, see Mount Server.

The Mount Server list contains only Microsoft Windows servers that are added to the backup infrastructure. If the server is not added to the backup infrastructure yet, click Add New on the right to open the New Windows Server wizard. For more information, see Adding Microsoft Windows Servers.

  1. In the Instant recovery write cache folder field, specify a folder to keep cache that is created during mount operations.

    Configuring Helper Appliance

    To configure the helper appliance, at the Mount Server step, click Configure and in the Advanced Settings window, specify the following settings:

    1. From the Account drop-down list, select a credentials record to access your Google Cloud object storage. Veeam Backup & Replication will use this credentials record to connect to Google Compute Engine within Google Cloud Platform and create the helper appliance.

    If you have not added the credentials record beforehand, click Manage cloud accounts or Add to add the necessary service account. For more information, see Google Cloud Platform Service Account.

    1. Next to the Helper appliance field, click Configure. In the Appliance Settings window, specify the following settings:
    1. From the Machine type drop-down list, select the machine type for the helper appliance. The machine type affects the speed and the cost of the operations that the helper appliance applies to backup files. For information on instance types, see Google Cloud documentation.
    1. From the VPC drop-down list, select a VPC network where a helper appliance will be launched. For more information on VPC networks, see Google Cloud documentation.

    To be able to select the necessary VPC from the drop-down list, you must create it beforehand as described in the Google Cloud documentation..

    1. From the Subnet drop-down list, select a subnet where a helper appliance will reside. For more information on subnets, see Google Cloud documentation.

    To be able to select the subnet from the drop-down list, you must create it beforehand as described in the Google Cloud documentation.

    1. In the Redirector port field, specify the TCP port that Veeam Backup & Replication will use to route requests between the helper appliance and backup infrastructure components.

    Step 5. Specify Mount Server Settings