Storage Bucket Encryption

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    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:

    1. 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.
    2. Uses the generated key to encrypt backed-up data transferred to the backup repository when running the backup policy.