Protecting Google Cloud VM Instances

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    To protect a Google Cloud VM instance using Mine with Veeam, perform the following steps:

    1. Add to the backup infrastructure a Veeam Backup for Google Cloud appliance that will manage backup and restore operations for Google Cloud workloads. For more information, see the Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform Guide, section Adding Veeam Backup for GCP Appliances.
    2. Add a Google Cloud storage bucket that will be used to store backups created for the Google Cloud VM instance. For more information, see the Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform Guide, section Adding Cloud Storage Backup Repositories.
    3. Configure a backup policy that will create backups for the Google Cloud VM instance. For more information, see the Integration with Veeam Backup Google Cloud Platform Guide, section Creating Backup Policies.
    4. Configure a backup copy job that will transfer the created backups to a Mine with Veeam repository. For more information, see the Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform Guide, section Creating Backup Copy Jobs for VM Instances.

    Once the backup policy successfully creates a restore point (either a snapshot or a backup) for the Google Cloud VM instance, you can perform the following operations to restore the instance:

    • Restore the VM instance to Google Cloud. For more information, see the Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform Guide, section Restoring to Google Compute Engine.
    • Immediately restore the VM instance to VMware vSphere or Hyper-V environment. For more information, see the Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform Guide, section Performing Instant Recovery.
    • Restore the VM instance to a Nutanix AHV cluster. For more information, see the Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform Guide, section Restoring to Nutanix AHV.
    • Restore the VM instance to Amazon EC2. For more information, see the Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform Guide, section Restoring to Amazon EC2.
    • Restore the VM instance to Microsoft Azure. For more information, see the Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform Guide, section Restoring to Microsoft Azure.
    • Restore items of applications such as Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database. For more information, see the Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform Guide, section Restoring Application Items.

    For the full list of features that Veeam Backup & Replication provides to protect Google Cloud workloads, see Integration with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform Guide.