Step 5. Specify Instance Type

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    At the Instance Type step of the wizard, you can:

    Selecting Instance Type

    You can select the amount of computing resources that Google Compute Engine will provision for your restored machine — a Google Compute Engine instance type. Each instance type offers a unique combination of CPU and memory resources.

    To select an instance type for the machine:

    1. In the Instances list, select the machine and click Edit.
    2. From the Machine type list, select the instance type for the restored machine.

    Make sure that you select the right instance type that corresponds to the initial machine configuration. For the information on instance types, see Google Cloud Machine Types.

    Note that if you restore a Google Compute Engine instance from the backup created with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform, Veeam Backup & Replication will identify the type of a backed-up instance and select it by default.

    1. From the OS license list, select the option that will define what license Google Compute Engine will use for the OS on the restored machine:
    • Provided by GCE - the OS license will be provided by Google Compute Engine.
    • Bring Your Own License (BYOL) - the OS license will be restored from the backup. For more information, see Google Cloud documentation.
    1. Click OK.

    Step 5. Specify Instance Type 

    Selecting Disk Type

    If necessary, you can restore only specific machine disks.

    To select machine disks for restore:

    1. In the Virtual machines list, select the machine and click Disks.
    2. In the Disks To Restore window, select check boxes next to disks that you want to restore.

    In Google Cloud Platform, Veeam Backup & Replication saves disks of the restored machine as Google Compute Engine (GCE) disks. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication creates GCE disks of the Balanced persistent disk type. For information on types of GCE disks, see the Google Cloud documentation.

    If necessary, you can change the GCE disk type. To do that, perform the following steps:

    1. In the Virtual machines list, select the machine and click Disks.
    2. In the Disks To Restore window, select the machine disk and click Disk type.
    3. In the Select GCE Disk Type window, choose the volume type.

    Step 5. Specify Instance Type