Protecting VM Instances

To produce cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups of VM 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 VM data — it uses native Google Cloud capabilities instead. During every backup session, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud creates a cloud-native snapshot of each VM instance added to a backup policy. The cloud-native snapshot is further used to create an image-level backup of the instance. For more information on how VM instance backup works, see VM Backup.

How to Protect VM Instances

To create a VM backup policy, complete the following steps:

  1. Check limitations and prerequisites.
  2. Add service accounts.
  3. Connect projects and folders.
  4. Add backup repositories.
  5. Configure worker instance settings.
  6. Configure global retention and email notification settings.
  7. Complete the Add VM Policy wizard.

Related Topics

VM Restore