Step 5. Specify Policy Scheduling Options

At the Schedule step of the wizard, you can instruct Veeam Backup for Google Cloud to start the backup policy automatically according to a specific backup schedule. The backup schedule defines how often data of the VM instances added to the backup policy will be backed up.

To help you implement a comprehensive backup strategy, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud allows you to create schedules of the following types:

  • Daily — the backup policy will create restore points repeatedly throughout a day on specific days.
  • Weekly — the backup policy will create restore points once a day on specific days.
  • Monthly — the backup policy will create restore points once a month on a specific day.
  • Yearly — the backup policy will create restore points once a year on a specific day.

 

Combining multiple schedule types together allows you to retain restore points for longer periods of time — for more information, see Enabling Harmonized Scheduling. Combining multiple schedule types together also allows you to archive backups — for more information, see Enabling Backup Archiving.