Step 6. Specify Processing Options
At the Processing Options step of the wizard, choose whether you want to use a staging server to perform backup. To learn how Veeam Backup for Google Cloud uses staging servers to protect Cloud SQL instances, see How Backup Works.
Protecting Instances Without Staging Server
To back up the selected Cloud SQL instances without a staging server, do the following:
- Select the Use production instance option.
- Click Choose option.
- In the Choose authentication option window, choose the database authentication method that will be used to authenticate against the production Cloud SQL instance.
If you select the Cloud SQL User option, also specify credentials of a user that Veeam Backup for Google Cloud will use to access the instance. If you select the Cloud IAM option, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud will automatically detect the unique email address associated with the service account that will be used to access the instance — this is the service account that was specified when adding the project where the instance belongs to Veeam Backup for Google Cloud.
To be able to use the Cloud IAM option, you must configure Cloud SQL IAM database authentication for the instance in the Google Cloud console in advance, as described in Google Cloud documentation.
- Click Apply.
Protecting Instances With Staging Server
To back up the selected Cloud SQL instances using a staging server, select the Use staging server option.
When performing backup with a staging server, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud uses the Default Administrator account to send REST API requests to the Cloud SQL instances processed by the backup policy. That is why there is no need to specify credentials for authentication.