In this article, we will explore the journey of activating Google Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) using three different projects. We aim to simplify the process for beginners and provide a step-by-step guide to enable the API and start backing up and recovering data.
Enabling the API
To begin our journey, we need to enable the API for Google Cloud Backup and DR. This can be done by following these steps:
- Go to the classic hamburger menu on the Google Cloud platform.
- Scroll down to “Operations” and select “Backup and DR”.
- Click on the “Enable” button to activate the API.
Once the API is enabled, we can proceed to activate the service in the next step.
Activating the Service
After enabling the API, we will be prompted to activate the service. This process involves selecting the management console’s location and attaching it to the desired VPC network using private services connection. This ensures secure communication within the network.
Deploying the Backup and Recovery Appliance
Once the service is activated, we can proceed to deploy the first backup and recovery appliance. This appliance will be responsible for creating backups and facilitating the recovery process. After deploying the appliance, we can proceed to the next step.
Backing up Data and Recovery
In the management console, we can access various features and options related to data backup and recovery. Here is a breakdown of the process:
- Create backup plans: In the Backup & Recover section, we can create backup plans for different data sources such as databases, VMware VMs, and Compute Engine VMs.
- Identify data sources: Specify the data sources you want to back up.
- Recovering VMware VMs: Choose a specific VMware VM to recover. Select the point in time you wish to recover, and then choose the desired options for recovery, such as mounting it as a new virtual machine in a different vCenter.
- Recovering SQL server databases: Select the SQL server instance to recover. Choose the point in time, select the host, and specify the database to bring up. You can also choose to roll it forward using logs. Give the recovered database a name and submit the recovery process.
- Recovering GCE instances: Choose the GCE instance you want to recover. Select the point in time, choose the desired options for recovery, and specify the project where you want to mount it. You can even keep the same name if the source VM has disappeared.
Throughout the recovery process, you will have the option to retain the recovered data by migrating it onto the local server’s disk. This provides a way to recover from production failures.
By following these steps, you can easily back up and recover your data using Google Cloud Backup and DR services. It’s a reliable and efficient solution for ensuring the safety and availability of your valuable data.
Remember, having a robust backup and disaster recovery plan is crucial for any business. With cloud-based server backup services, you can protect your data and quickly recover from any unforeseen incidents.
For more information and detailed instructions, you can visit the official documentation provided by Google Cloud.
That concludes our article on Cloud Based Server Backup Services. Start protecting your data today and ensure the continuity of your business operations.