Backup for GKE locations

This page describes how resource locations impact the operation of the Backup for GKE service.

Backup for GKE provides two types of top-level resources (BackupPlans and RestorePlans). These resources are always created within a resource hierarchy that includes project ID and location. As a regional service, Backup for GKE locations are always Google Cloud regions.

Backup for GKE resource regions have these implications:

  • BackupPlan

    • Defines the region where all backup artifacts produced via the BackupPlan will be stored (both config backups and volume backups). If the cluster being backed up via a BackupPlanis in a different region than the BackupPlan, this could incur inter-region data transfer fees when performing those backups.

    • Defines the allowed region for CMEK keys (see About CMEK encryption). If you want to register a CMEK key for encrypting backup artifacts, the key must have the same region as the BackupPlan.

  • RestorePlan

    • Defines the region where backup artifacts will be restored. The target cluster referenced in a RestorePlan must be either a zonal or regional cluster within the same region as the RestorePlan. If the RestorePlan region is different than the BackupPlan region, this could incur inter-region data transfer fees when performing those restores.

Backup for GKE is available in the following regions:

Northern America

Region Name Region Description
northamerica-northeast1 Montréal
northamerica-northeast2 Toronto
us-central1 Iowa
us-east1 South Carolina
us-east4 Northern Virginia
us-east5 Columbus
us-south1 Dallas
us-west1 Oregon
us-west2 Los Angeles
us-west3 Salt Lake City
us-west4 Las Vegas


Region Name Region Description
europe-central2 Warsaw
europe-north1 Finland
europe-southwest1 Madrid
europe-west1 Belgium
europe-west2 London
europe-west3 Frankfurt
europe-west4 Netherlands
europe-west6 Zurich
europe-west8 Milan
europe-west9 Paris
europe-west12 Turin


Region Name Region Description
asia-east1 Taiwan
asia-east2 Hong Kong
asia-northeast1 Tokyo
asia-northeast2 Osaka
asia-northeast3 Seoul
asia-south1 Mumbai
asia-south2 Delhi
asia-southeast1 Singapore


Region Name Region Description
asia-southeast2 Jakarta


Region Name Region Description
australia-southeast1 Sydney
australia-southeast2 Melbourne

Middle East

Region Name Region Description
me-central1 Doha
me-west1 Tel Aviv

Latin America

Region Name Region Description
southamerica-east1 São Paulo
southamerica-west1 Santiago

You can also get a list of current regions supported by Backup for GKE by running the following command:

gcloud beta container backup-restore locations list \

Replace PROJECT_ID with the ID of your Google Cloud project.