Step 3. Choose Restore Mode

At the Restore Mode step of the wizard, choose whether you want to download files and folders to a local machine or restore them to the original location. If you set the Restore to original location toggle to On, you must also specify a service account that has all the permissions required to perform the restore operation. For more information on the required permissions, see Service Account Permissions. 

For a service account to be displayed in the Service account drop-down list, it must be added to Veeam Backup for Google Cloud as described in section Adding Service Accounts, and must be assigned the VM Instances Restore and File-level Recovery to Original Location operational roles as described in section Adding Projects and Folders.

If you have not added the necessary service account to Veeam Backup for Google Cloud beforehand, you can do it without closing the VM Instance Restore wizard. To add an account, click Add and complete the Add Service Account wizard.


When Veeam Backup for Google Cloud performs restore to original location, it launches specific utilities on the target instance. If you plan to perform restore operations to the same instance in the future, you can select Keep restore utilities on target instance after restore check box to retain the utilities on the instance. This will allow Veeam Backup for Google Cloud to perform future restore operations faster.


Restoring VM Files and Folders