Restoring to Google Compute Engine

In case a disaster strikes, you can restore entire VM instances from cloud-native snapshots or image-level backups.

To restore VM instances from cloud-native snapshots, Veeam Backup & Replication invokes native Google Cloud capabilities. To restore VM instances from image-level backups, Veeam Backup & Replication uses different algorithms depending on whether a Veeam Backup for Google Cloud appliance is present in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure:

  • If a Veeam Backup for Google Cloud appliance and standard or archive repositories connected to it are present in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the restore algorithm described in the Performing Instance Restore section in the Veeam Backup for Google Cloud User Guide.
  • If a Veeam Backup for Google Cloud appliance is not present in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure and only standard repositories connected to this appliance are present there, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the restore algorithm described in the How Restore to Google Compute Engine Works section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

To restore a VM instance, do the following:

  1. Launch the Restore to Google Compute Engine wizard
  2. Select VM instances and restore points
  3. Choose a restore mode
  4. Select a datacenter region
  5. Configure instance types and encryption
  6. Specify instance names
  7. Configure network settings
  8. Specify a restore reason
  9. Finish working with the wizard