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Learn how to connect your GCP account in order to schedule automatic snapshots.

In order to start scheduling automated & frequent native snapshots of your GCP Disks, you must connect your GCP account.

After connecting the account, 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.

1. Open the Provider Snapshots page

Open your dashboard and click the Provider Backups button located in the top menu. On the page just opened, click the button Connect cloud account.

2. Generate your Google Service Account JSON

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 Service Accounts.

In the page just opened, click Create Service Account.

Give a name to the account and click Create.

Now it's time to choose a role. Search for Compute Admin, select it and click Continue. Ignore the step 3 by clicking Done.

Click the actions icon of the account just created and click Create key.

Choose JSON and click Create.

After clicking Create, a file will be downloaded. Open it with a text editor and copy the content.

3. Select the GCP provider, choose a name for the account and provide your Access details

Go back to 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 Save button.

4. Synchronize the account

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, will import all your GCP Disks. If you don't press the button, 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.

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