Creating Snapshots Manually

Veeam Backup for Google Cloud allows you to manually create snapshots of Cloud SQL instances. Each snapshot is saved to the same region in which the protected Cloud SQL instance resides.


Veeam Backup for Google Cloud does not include snapshots created manually in the snapshot chain and does not apply the configured retention policy settings to these snapshots. This means that the snapshots are kept in your Google Cloud environment unless you remove them manually, as described in section Removing Backups and Snapshots.

To manually create a cloud-native snapshot of a Cloud SQL instance, do the following:

  1. Navigate to Resources > Cloud SQL.
  2. Select the necessary instance and click Take Snapshot Now.

For a Cloud SQL instance to be displayed in the list of available instances, it must reside in any of the regions added to a backup policy as described in section Creating Backup Policies.

Creating Snapshot Manually