Cloud Deployment - Getting Started with Retrospect Virtual on Google Cloud Compute

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Google Cloud is Google’s cloud platform with a wide variety of services. Retrospect Virtual is a flexible backup solution that you can deploy to Google Cloud in a virtual machine instance and connect to your on-premise network using a site-to-site connection and a virtual private network.


Account Setup

Follow these steps to quickly create a Google Cloud account. It requires an existing Google Account. If you do not already have one, create one for free at Google Accounts.

  1. Visit Google Cloud and click "Try it free".

  2. Complete the form with contact information and payment information.

  3. Visit Google Cloud Platform to see your new account.


Cloud Deployment

Retrospect Virtual can be installed on any modern Windows OS, both server-level and endpoint-level, including Windows Server 2019. To deploy in Google Cloud Compute, you will need to create a Windows virtual machine and install Retrospect on it.

  1. Google Cloud Console: Visit "Compute Engine" and click "Create Instance".

  2. Google Cloud Console: Create an appropriate Windows virtual machine.

  3. Instance: After the instance is started, log into it using Connecting to Windows VMs by using RDP.

  4. Instance: Download Retrospect Virtual onto the instance and install the package.

  5. Instance: Run Retrospect Virtual and add your license key. You are now ready to use Retrospect. Please see Retrospect Documentation if you need further assistance.

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Google Cloud provides Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) for creating a virtual private network in their cloud. You can use this to connect multiple VM instances, and you can also use this service to extend your on-premise network with a site-to-site connection. Follow Google’s Cloud VPN Overview.

Use Google Cloud VPC to set up the appropriate virtual network for your business, including a site-to-site connection if it’s needed.


Last Update: 09 août 2021