Veeam v11: backup to Google Cloud Storage


One of the new features introduced in Veeam Backup & Replication v11 is the option to store the backup to Google Cloud Storage to comply the 3-2-1 backup rule.

With the support of Google Cloud object storage, backup administrators have now the chance to make their backup infrastructure more flexible with a quite large set of supported object storage solutions.

Before proceeding with the configuration, make sure you have a configured Bucket in Google Cloud Storage with the correct credentials to access the resource.



Configure the backup to Google Cloud Storage in Veeam

To configure the backup to Google platform is required the creation of a Scale-out repository the Backup Job will use to transfer the backed up data since direct backup to object storage is not supported in v11. Veeam v12 will provide this capability.


Create the Google Object Storage as Capacity tier

From Veeam's Backup Infrastructure area, right click Backup Repositories and select Add backup repository.


Select Object storage option to create the Capacity Tier for the Scale-out repository to configure.


Select Google Cloud Storage option.


This article has been written for StarWind blog and can be found in this page. It covers the full procedure to backup to Google Cloud Storage in Veeam v11.


Test the backup

When you run the Backup Job, the first backup will perform a Full backup to Google Cloud Storage and the available bandwidth will determine the backup speed.


As soon as the local backup is complete, the offload process fires up by sending the copy of the processed data to the selected Bucket in Google Cloud.


Depending on the amount of data to transfer, after few minutes the backup to Google Cloud Storage is complete.


From the Veeam Console, you can verify the availability of the processed backup in the Object Storage section under Backups.


Checking the Google Bucket content you can find the just processed backup.


Complying the 3-2-1 backup rule provides the maximum protection to your business data and taking benefit of backup to Google Cloud Storage feature you can easily offload your data to the cloud.

Read the full article on StarWind blog.


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