Getting Started with MSP360 Managed Backup and Google Cloud Storage
In this guide, we overview how you can easily add a Google Cloud Storage account to MSP360 Managed Backup.
Check out the video version of this guide: Getting Started with MSP360 and Google Cloud Storage
Setting Up a Storage Account
First, you need to sign up for a trial account for MSP360 Managed Backup by filling in the form on the sign-up page. If you already have an account, sign in to it.
To use your Google Cloud Storage account, choose not to use MSP360’s test 2GB storage.
When you are in the MSP360 Managed Backup console, go to the “Storage” tab, then press “Storage accounts”. Here you can see all your connected storage accounts.
To add a new one, press the “Add Account” button in the upper-right corner, and then choose “Google Cloud Storage”.
You will then be able to set a display name for the new account and specify the credentials of your cloud storage account, including the service account email, binary key, and project ID.
To find the service account email, go to the Google Cloud console, then to the “IAM and Admin” section, then to the “Service accounts” section. Choose an existing service account or create a new one. Then you will see a generated service account email.
To find the binary code file, press the “Actions” button for the chosen service account and then press “Create key”. You will see the file downloading. Upload this file to the MSP360 Managed Backup console.
Then, to find the project ID, select the name of your project in the top bar of the Google Cloud console, and you will see a pop-up window with a list of your projects, with project IDs next to them. Choose the one you need.
After you have provided all the required information, please press “Next”.
In the next step, you need to create a backup destination. To do this, set a display name for your destination, select a storage class, a location, and either choose the bucket you want to use or create a new one.
After you are done, press “Next”.
- Cross-platform backup and recovery
- Flexible licensing
- Bring-your-own storage approach
Assign to Users / Companies
In the next step, you specify which companies or users you want to use this storage account for.
In MSP360 Managed Backup, you need to create a user that will later be associated with the computer you want to back up. You can also create companies and assign several users to them. If you haven’t created a user or a company before, you will be prompted to create the first company, and you will see your first default user in the “Users” tab - under the email address with which you signed up.
We do not recommend assigning your storage account to this user for production purposes. Instead, click “Next”. Later, you will be able to manage your users and companies properly.
In the last step, you can review the settings of your new account and, if necessary, go back to edit anything.
After you press “Save”, you will be able to see your new account in the list of all connected accounts.
Creating a User
Now you need to create a user to assign your storage to. To do that, go to the “Users” tab and click “Create user”. If you want to learn more about creating users and companies, check out our “Endpoints, Users, and Companies with MSP360 Managed Backup Service” video.
Deploying the Agent
After you have created a user, go to the “Downloads” tab, and select the build you will install to the target machine. After you have installed the software on the computer, you will be able to assign it to the user. To do that, go to the “RMM” tab, and then the “RMM” section. There you will see the name of the endpoint you have just deployed the software to. Click “Add User Account” to assign it to a user.
That’s it. Now you are ready for your first backup to your Google Cloud storage. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our pre-sales team.