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Google Cloud Platform Scheduled Snapshots For Compute Engine

Google Cloud Platform Scheduled Snapshots for compute engine persistence disks was recently introduced and I thought to publish this article in this post after giving some try with this feature.

Regional and Multi-regional snapshots have been introduced previously and it was also a part of this new feature.

I have create a Virtual Machine instance in my Google Cloud Console and let’s create a snapshot schedule with this instance

Scheduled Snapshots For Compute Engine : Create VM Instance

Go to “Snapshots” option

Scheduled Snapshots For Compute Engine : Go to Snapshots

Click on “Snapshot Schedules” option to create a snapshot schedule

Scheduled Snapshots For Compute Engine : Create Snapshot schedule

Provide the “Schedule Name“, “Description“, “Snapshot Regional Options“, “Schedule Frequency and Time“, “Auto Snapshot Deletion Frequency“, “Snapshot Deletion Rule” and Click on “Create” to create the Snapshot Schedule.

Scheduled Snapshots For Compute Engine : Snapshot schedule details

Newly introduced “Regional” and “Multi-regional” options are also available in this schedule

Scheduled Snapshots For Compute Engine : Multi-regional
Scheduled Snapshots For Compute Engine : Regional

Once you have successfully provided the options, click on “Create” to create the Snapshot schedule

Scheduled Snapshots For Compute Engine : Created

GCP CLI also can be used to create the Snapshot Schedule and I will post it in a different post.

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Google Cloud Platform Scheduled Snapshots For Compute Engine
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Aruna Lakmal

Associate Technical Lead at Pearson, Sri Lanka. Technology junky, enthusiast, a VMware vExpert and a blogger with more than 6 years of Experience in Information Technology more focusing on VMware Virtualization, Microsoft and Datacenter Technologies.

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