Performing SQL Backup

To produce cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups of Cloud SQL 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.

One backup policy can be used to process multiple Cloud SQL instances within different regions, but you can back up each instance with one backup policy at a time. If a Cloud SQL instance is added to more than one backup policy, it will be processed only by a backup policy that has the highest priority. Other backup policies will skip this instance from processing. For information on how to set a priority for a backup policy, see Setting Backup Policy Priority.

To schedule data protection tasks to run automatically, create backup policies. For each protected Cloud SQL instance, you can also take a cloud-native snapshot manually when needed.


Veeam Backup for Google Cloud allows you to protect MySQL and PostgreSQL instances. SQL Server instances are not supported. For more information on types of Cloud SQL instances, see Google Cloud documentation.