For each data protection and disaster recovery operation performed for a GCP resource, you must specify a service account that has access to the resource and a set of permissions that determine what operations are allowed on the resource.
Particularly, Veeam Backup for GCP uses service accounts to perform the following tasks:
- To access projects that manage GCP resources.
- To synchronize the GCP environment data with the configuration data stored on the backup appliance.
- To create and remove VM instance snapshots.
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