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Backup with Cloud Connect to Google Cloud Storage

Veeam Logoby KeiichiKun » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:08 am

Hi all,
perhaps the question is trivial but I'm a bit confused :(
Our need is to backup vm to the cloud, specifically on Google Cloud Storage (not as dr site, just a copy of the vm).
Can I use Google Cloud Storage as repo for Cloud Connect?
I haven't found any configuration or hints about GCS except this 2014 article https://www.veeam.com/blog/how-to-follo ... ation.html
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Re: Backup with Cloud Connect to Google Cloud Storage

Veeam Logoby anthonyspiteri79 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:30 pm 1 person likes this post

Hey there.

As of v9.5 you can't use Google Cloud Storage Natively as a repo for Cloud Connect. Similar to the current story with AWS s3/Glacier and Azure Blob there isn't native integration. That's not stopping you creating a file server within GCP that somehow mounts Google Cloud Storage and present that as a repo.
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Re: Backup with Cloud Connect to Google Cloud Storage

Veeam Logoby MichaelCade » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:58 pm

@keiichiKun I don't believe there is any technical reason why you couldn't create a Windows instance on Google Cloud add appropriate storage and use this as a Veeam Cloud Connect server, (I am not sure of storage limitations, with Microsoft Azure we were limited till recently to having only 1TB disks x 16 per Azure VM, now its 4TB x 16)

I am not sure on cost of doing this but if you can have a windows instance then you can have Veeam running.
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Re: Backup with Cloud Connect to Google Cloud Storage

Veeam Logoby anthonyspiteri79 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:06 pm 1 person likes this post

Cloudberry will let you mount Google Cloud Storage to a Windows Server: https://www.cloudberrylab.com/drive/google-cloud.aspx T

There would also be a few alternatives...but at least you have a workaround to non native integration for the moment.
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Re: Backup with Cloud Connect to Google Cloud Storage

Veeam Logoby KeiichiKun » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:15 pm 1 person likes this post

Well, I've already a licensed instance of cloudberry (only backup, but i think that cloudberry drive is affordable) :)
So if there's no native integration I'll use that
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Re: Backup with Cloud Connect to Google Cloud Storage

Veeam Logoby KeiichiKun » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:32 am

Hi all,
I can confirm that using Cloudberry Drive everything works and I can upload my backup to google cloud storage.
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Re: Backup with Cloud Connect to Google Cloud Storage

Veeam Logoby MichaelCade » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:35 am

Good stuff, thanks for letting us know.
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Re: Backup with Cloud Connect to Google Cloud Storage

Veeam Logoby sg_sc » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:40 pm

I wonder how the merges will go once you reach that point.
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Re: Backup with Cloud Connect to Google Cloud Storage

Veeam Logoby KeiichiKun » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:14 pm

I've not tested so far. We don't have enough space right now so it was just for testing purpose.
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