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Duplicate Disk Names During Restore in Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform 1.0


Veeam Backup for GCP fails to restore a disk of a VM instance.

The issue is most likely to occur when performing restore to the original location, while the source disk still exists there.


Due to technical limitations in Google Compute Engine, disks cannot have the same name. Additionally, disks cannot be renamed.

To work around the issue, try one of the following solutions:

  • Manually specify a new name for the disk in the Disk Restore wizard.
  • Do not specify a new name in the Disk Restore wizard — Veeam Backup for GCP will automatically append an autogenerated suffix to the name of the restored disk.
  • Delete the source disk before proceeding with the restore. However, this is not recommended as any problems with the restore could result in lost data.
Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform 1.0
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