Step 5. Specify Instance Type and Encryption

[This step applies only if you have selected the Restore to a new location, or with different settings option at the Restore Mode step of the wizard]

At the Machine Type step of the wizard, do the following for each VM instance added to the restore session:

  1. Select a VM instance.
  2. Click Type and select the machine type for the restored VM instance in the Machine Type window. To learn how to choose a machine type when creating a VM instance in Google Cloud, see Google Cloud documentation.
  3. Click Encryption, and in the Disk Encryption window:
  • If you do not want to encrypt persistent disks or want to apply the existing encryption scheme, select the Preserve the original encryption settings option.


The Preserve the original encryption settings option is disabled if the CMEK used to encrypt persistent disk of the source instance is not available in the region to which the VM instance will be restored.

  • If you want to encrypt persistent disks with a specific CMEK, select the Use the following encryption key option and choose the necessary CMEK from the list.

For a CMEK to be displayed in the list of available encryption keys, it must be stored in the region selected at step 4 of the wizard.

For more information on CMEKs, see Google Cloud documentation.

Restore to GCP - Instance type