Storage Bucket Encryption
Veeam Backup for GCP encrypts backup files stored in storage buckets the same way Veeam Backup & Replication encrypts backup files stored in backup repositories. To learn what algorithms Veeam Backup & Replication uses to encrypt backup files, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Encryption Standards.
To enable encryption for a backup repository added to the Veeam Backup for GCP infrastructure, configure the repository settings as described in section Adding Backup Repositories. After you create a backup policy and specify the backup repository as a target location for image-level backups, as described in section Creating Backup Policies, Veeam Backup for GCP performs the following steps:
- Generates an encryption key to protect VM instance data stored in the backup repository, and stores the key in the configuration database on the backup appliance.
- Uses the generated key to encrypt backed-up data transferred to the backup repository when running the backup policy.