Deploy Backup and DR

Before you begin

There are important preparation steps to take before beginning deployment. Before you begin, be sure to read and follow the procedures in:

Enable Backup and DR

  1. In the Google Cloud console, click the menu icon in the top left of the screen.

  2. Navigate to Operations and select Backup and DR.

  3. Click Enable. The Setup Backup and DR wizard opens. There is a helpful tutorial video to orient you to the process.

  4. In the Activate the management console section, complete the following:

    1. Select the Location where you want to the management console to be located. This is the Google Cloud region. See Supported regions.

    2. Select a VPC network.

    3. If your project does not have a Private service connection set up, then a wizard opens to guide you in setting one up.

    4. Click Continue.

  5. In the Deploy your first backup/recovery appliance section:

    1. Select the Target project where you want to deploy your backup/recovery appliance.

    2. Select the Region and Zone where you want your backup/recovery appliances to be located. This is the Google Cloud region and zone. See Supported regions.

    3. Select Subnetwork. This is displayed based on the selected region and zone.

    4. Select a Storage type to store backups.

    5. Click Begin installation.

    You are redirected to the status page. This can take about one hour to complete.

  6. When the deployment is complete, click Log in to the management console and the management console opens in a new window.

  7. If you want to deploy a second appliance, click Deploy another backup/recovery appliance.

Protect workloads

Now that you have enabled Backup and DR service, you can start exploring the management console and protect workloads.

Use these instructions to protect Compute Engine instances:

  1. Learn about Cloud credentials.

  2. Assign required roles and permission.

  3. Define a backup plan.

  4. Discover and protect Compute Engine instances

Protect databases and file systems within VMs

  1. Add your hosts and discover applications on your hosts.

  2. Install the Backup and DR agent on the hosts.

  3. Ensure firewall rules are set.

  4. Define a backup plan.

  5. Apply backup plan to the discovered applications