Step 3. Specify Object Storage Account

At the Account step of the wizard, specify Google Cloud credentials and connection settings that Veeam Backup & Replication will use to transfer data to the object storage repository.

  1. From the Credentials drop-down list, select user credentials to access your Google Cloud object storage.

If you already have a credentials record that was configured in advance, select it from the drop-down list. Otherwise, click Add and provide your access and secret keys, as described in section Cloud Credentials Manager. You can also click the Manage cloud accounts link to add, edit or remove a credentials record.

The user account must have permissions listed in section Permissions.

  1. Next to the Connection mode field, click Choose and specify how Veeam Backup & Replication will access the object storage repository:
  • Direct —  select this option if you want Veeam Backup & Replication to use a proxy server to transfer data from processed VM or file share to object storage repositories.


Consider the following:

  • You must locate your proxy server as close as possible to the backup source host.
  • Veeam Agent that process backup policies that run in the Managed by agent mode transfers data directly to the object storage repositories. Make sure that you grant Veeam Agent the necessary permissions. For more information, see Access Permissions.
  • Through gateway server —  select this option if you want Veeam Backup & Replication to use gateway servers to transfer data from processed machines or file shares to object storage repositories. From the Name list, select gateway servers that you want to use for data transfer operations.

By default, the role of a gateway server is assigned to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. You can choose any Microsoft Windows or Linux server that is added to your backup infrastructure and has internet connection. Note that you must add the server to the backup infrastructure beforehand. Before you add the server, check the following Considerations and Limitations. For more information on how to add a server, see Virtualization Servers and Hosts.

Step 3. Specify Object Storage Account