Step 2. Select Restore Point
At the Instances step of the wizard, select a restore point that will be used to restore persistent disks of the selected VM instance. By default, Veeam Backup for GCP uses the most recent valid restore point. However, you can restore the disks to an earlier state.
To select a restore point, do the following:
- Select the VM instance.
- Click Choose Restore Point.
- In the Select restore point window, select the necessary restore point and click Apply.
To help you choose a restore point, Veeam Backup for GCP provides the following information on each available restore point:
- Creation Time — the date when the restore point was created.
- Size — the size of the restore point.
- Destination — the type of the restore point:
- Snapshot — a cloud-native snapshot created by a backup policy.
- Manual Snapshot — a cloud-native snapshot created manually.
- <Repository Name> — an image-level backup created by a backup policy.
- Project — a project that manages the protected VM instance.
- Region — a GCP region where the protected VM instance resides.
- Storage Class — a storage class of the backup repository where the restore point is stored (applies only to image-level backups).
- Retention — a retention configured for the backup policy that created the restore point.
If you want to restore only specific persistent disks of the selected VM, you can exclude the unnecessary disks from the restore process. To do that, click Exclusions to open the Exclude disks from restore window, select check boxes next to the disks that you do not want to restore, and click Apply.