Protecting Cloud Spanner Instances
To produce cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups of Cloud Spanner instances, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud runs backup policies. A backup policy is a collection of settings that define the way backup operations are performed: what data to back up, where to store backups, when to start the backup process, and so on.
Veeam Backup for Google Cloud does not install agent software inside instances to back up Cloud Spanner data — it uses native Google Cloud capabilities instead. During every backup session, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud creates a cloud-native snapshot of each database of a specific Cloud Spanner instance added to a backup policy. For more information on how Cloud Spanner instance backup works, see Spanner Backup.
How to Protect Cloud Spanner Instances
To create a Spanner backup policy, complete the following steps:
- Check limitations and prerequisites.
- Add service accounts.
- Connect projects and folders.
- Add backup repositories.
- Configure worker instance settings.
- Configure global retention and email notification settings.
- Complete the Add Cloud Spanner Policy wizard.