Performing Backup

To produce cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups of VM and 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 backups must be stored, when the backup process must start, and so on.

One backup policy can be used to process multiple VM or Cloud SQL instances within different regions, but you can back up each VM or Cloud SQL instance with one backup policy at a time. If an 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 the Veeam Backup for Google Cloud User Guide, section Settings Backup Policy Priority.

After you install Google Cloud Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication and add Veeam Backup for Google Cloud appliances to the backup infrastructure, you can manage backup policies directly from the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

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