How to backup Google Workspace data to Google Cloud Storage
In order to backup G Suite data to Google Cloud Storage, you need to create a Google Cloud Storage bucket and select “Amazon S3 compatible storage” as the storage type during the initial configuration of CubeBackup.
Tip: If you’d like to backup your G Suite data to Google Cloud Storage, a Google Compute Engine VM is strongly recommended for running CubeBackup service.
Before you begin
- Install CubeBackup on your server/VM/container.
- Start the initial configuration in your web browser.
Create a Google Cloud Storage bucket
Log in to Google Cloud Console.
Create a new project or use a project you have already created.
To Create a project:
- Go to the Projects page in the Google Cloud Console.
- Click CREATE PROJECT.
- In the New Project page, enter “CubeBackup” (or whatever name you like) as the project name and click CREATE.
Create a Google Cloud Storage bucket.
On the main menu, select STORAGE->Storage->Browser, then in the Storage Browser page, click Create bucket, and follow GCP’s guide to create a bucket.
- Pick a globally unique name for your bucket.
- Choose a location type for the bucket. Multi-region is recommended.
- Choose the storage class. Nearline is recommended.
- In the Access control step, select Uniform(bucket-level permissions).
- In Advanced settings, keep everything as default.
- Click CREATE.
Create the Access key and Secret
Select Settings from the Storage menu, select the tab Interoperability, then click Create a key for service account. In the dialog pop-up, click CREATE KEY.
Tip: Please keep the New service account HMAC key dialog open. You will need to copy the Access key and its secret to CubeBackup configuration page in the next step.
Setup CubeBackup with a Google Cloud Storage
After creating the cloud bucket and the Access key, go back to CubeBackup setup wizard:
- Select “Amazon S3 compatible storage” for the Storage type.
- Select a local directory for data index path. Data index acts as cache for backup data, and a local SSD is strongly recommended for storing data index. For more information about the data index, please visit here.
- In the Endpoint field, input https://storage.googleapis.com
- Enter the name of the bucket you just created in the Bucket field.
- Copy the Access key created in Google Cloud Console and paste it in the Access key ID textbox, copy the Secret value and paste it into Secret access key textbox.
- If you want your backups to be encrypted, make sure the Encrypt backups option is checked.
- Click Next.
Go through the rest of CubeBackup configuration
You can continue to complete CubeBackup’s configuration by following the configuration guide.