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How to Assign Permissions to Service Accounts Used by Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform

KB ID: 4062
Product: Veeam Backup for Google Cloud | 4.0 | 5.0
Published: 2020-11-26
Last Modified: 2023-05-08
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Challenge

Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform requires a service account in each GCP project where data protection and disaster recovery tasks will be performed. The tasks include the following:

Solution

To apply the necessary permissions to a service account:

  • You can use a script that is automatically generated while adding the project to the Veeam Backup for Google Cloud infrastructure. Download the script and run it under an account that has permissions both to get and set project IAM policies and to create custom IAM roles (for example, it can have the iam.securityAdmin and iam.roleAdmin roles assigned). To learn what permissions and roles are required to create custom roles in IAM, see Google Cloud documentation.

    or
  • You can assign the permissions to the service account manually. Refer to: Service Account Permissions
Check Permissions
You can click Check Permissions to ensure that the account now has all the permissions required to perform data protection and disaster recovery tasks for the project. Keep in mind that it may take some time for Google Cloud to apply the changes to the account, and the permission check may display the permissions as missing right after you click Check Permissions. To work around the issue, try checking permissions once again in 5–10 minutes.
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