Performing VM Backup

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.

One backup policy can be used to process multiple VM instances within different regions, but you can back up each VM instance with one backup policy at a time. If a VM 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 VM 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 VM instance, you can also take a cloud-native snapshot manually when needed.