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.