Creating Snapshots Manually
Veeam Backup for GCP allows you to manually create snapshots of VM instances added to your backup policies. Each snapshot is saved to the same region where the protected VM instance resides.
Veeam Backup for GCP does not include snapshots created manually in the snapshot chain and does not apply the configured retention policy settings to these snapshots. This means that the snapshots are kept in your GCP environment unless you remove them manually, as described in section Removing Snapshots Created Manually.
To manually create a cloud-native snapshot of a VM instance, do the following:
- Navigate to Instances.
- Select the necessary instance and click Take Snapshot Now.
For a VM instance to be displayed in the list of available instances, it must reside in any of the regions added to a backup policy as described in section Creating Backup Policies.
- In the Take Snapshot Now wizard, choose whether you want to assign labels to the created snapshot:
- To assign already existing labels from the source persistent disk attached to the selected VM instance, select the Copy labels from source disks check box.
- To assign your own custom labels, click Add and specify the labels explicitly. To do that, in the Add Label window, specify a key and a value for the new custom label, and then click Apply.
To save changes made to the snapshot settings, click Finish at the Summary step of the wizard.