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How to Reset Password in Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform


You need to reset the password of a Backup Administrator account used to access Veeam Backup for GCP.


Before you begin, make sure the IP address of the machine that you are using to reset the password is on the list of allowed IP addresses added to the firewall rules configured for your backup appliance. Then, connect to the backup appliance with an SSH client using the private key you have specified when deploying the appliance.

NOTE: You can find the private key in the VM instance details of your backup appliance in the Google Cloud Console.  

To reset a password, you can use either a Linux or Windows desktop:

  • To connect to the backup appliance from a Linux desktop, run the following command and enter Yes to connect to the specified server.
ssh -i private_key.ppk ubuntu@<DNS name or IP address of Veeam Backup for GCP server>
  • To connect to the backup appliance from a Windows desktop, follow the instructions provided in Google Cloud documentation. Once a connection is established, run the following command and enter a new password:
sudo passwd <your username>

If you forgot the username of the Backup Administrator account, run the following command to retrieve the full list of users that can access Veeam Backup for GCP:

sudo cat /etc/group | grep VEEAM_ADMINS

To finish the session, run the following command:

Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform 1.0
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