In order to start scheduling automated & frequent native snapshots of your GCP Disks, you must connect your GCP account.
After connecting the account, Weap.io will automatically import all your GCP Disks and you will be able to choose the ones that should be backed-up, configure the backup frequency and finally the retention policy.
Open your Weap.io dashboard and click the
Provider Backups button located in the top menu. On the page just opened, click the button
Connect cloud account.
Login into Google Cloud Platform and navigate to the project you want to backup. In the left sidebar hover the mouse on
IAM & Admin and click
In the page just opened, click
Create Service Account.
Give a name to the account and click
Now it's time to choose a role. Search for
Compute Admin, select it and click
Continue. Ignore the step 3 by clicking
Click the actions icon of the account just created and click
Choose JSON and click
Create, a file will be downloaded. Open it with a text editor and copy the content.
Go back to Weap.io and in the modal opened at step 1 select the
GCP provider. Type an intuitive name that will help you easily recognize the account later.
Paste the Google Account Service JSON generated in the previous step and choose the location of your GCP instances.
When done, click the
After clicking the
Save button, the list of your connected accounts will be reloaded and the newly connected account will appear.
The last thing you have to do is clicking the button
Synchronize account. By doing that, Weap.io will import all your GCP Disks. If you don't press the button, Weap.io will automatically run the synchronization after some minutes.
Once synchronized, all your GCP Disks will be visible and you will be able to configure the backup frequency, retention or even completely pause the backups for some of them.