Performing Backup

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    With Veeam Backup for GCP, you can protect VM instance data in the following ways:

    • Create cloud-native snapshots of VM instances

    A cloud-native snapshot includes point-in-time snapshots of persistent disks attached to the processed VM instance. Snapshots of persistent disks (also referred to as PD snapshots) are taken using native GCP capabilities.

    • Create image-level backups of VM instances

    In addition to cloud-native snapshots, you can protect your VM instances with image-level backups. An image-level backup captures the whole image of the processed VM instance (including OS data, application data and so on) at a specific point in time. The backup is saved as multiple files to a storage bucket in the native Veeam format.

    To schedule data protection tasks to run automatically, create backup policies. For VM instances residing in any of the regions added to the backup policies, you can also take cloud-native snapshots manually when needed.