WholesaleBackup Getting Started Guide for using Google Cloud Storage to Host Backup Data

White Label Backup using Google Cloud Storage

Configure your custom white label Google Cloud Backup Agent to store backup data using the Google Cloud storage backend in 5 minutes.

Welcome to WholesaleBackup’s guide for creating a branded Google Cloud Backup Agent using Google’s Interoperable Cloud Storage as the storage backend. Our goal is to make the setup and deployment process as quick and easy as possible. If you find anything in this guide unclear, please send your questions, comments, and feedback to ‘support@wholesalebackup.com’ and we will revise the guide accordingly. Ok! Let’s get started!

Step 1

Sign up for an Google Cloud Platform account .

Build backup client that connects to Google Cloud Storage Step1

Step 2

Create a project, (If you don’t have a project name you will be prompted for one before you can proceed if you have an existing project name you can use that.)

Build backup client that connects to Google Cloud Storage Step2a

Step 2.b

Next Setup your Free Trial & Billing with Google Cloud Platform: https://console.cloud.google.com/billing, this step is needed to generate an active cloud storage location.

Step 3

Click the triple stacked line (Burger menu icon) in the top left corner, scroll down to the Storage menu item. Here is the direct link for quicker access: https://console.cloud.google.com/storage/

Build backup client that connects to Google Cloud Storage Step3

Step 4

In the left sidebar of the Storage page click ‘Settings’. Next click on the ‘INTEROPERABILITY‘ link along the top, click on the ‘Enable interoperability access‘ and click to ‘Create a new key’. Click on Settings and enable Interoperability then create your secret keys.

Step 4.b

Your project is now the default for ‘interoperable access’. Copy and keep safe and secure the ACCESS KEY and SECRET key (the latter is like a password). you will use them to build a custom branded WholesaleBackup client which backs up to your Google Cloud Storage. Copy and save your secret access keys they will be used to build your custom backup client.

Step 5

Register and get instant access to the Backup Management Web Console now to build your custom branded Google Cloud Backup Agent that connects to your Google Cloud Storage backend

GET INSTANT ACCESS to your Backup Management Web Console
and build your custom branded backup client that connects
to your Google Cloud Storage (free trial)


If you already have an account sign-in:

(The Backup Management Web Console is your central location for building, managing, and running your backup business)

Step 6

Sign-in to your new Backup Management Web Console: https://dash.backupops.com (You will also receive a welcome email with next steps and link.)

login screen for BackupOps Backup Management Web Console

Step 6.b

Fill out the build form and configure the Google Cloud Backup Agent to use your ACCESS KEY and SECRET key you generated in the prior step. You should have those saved somewhere. There is also the option to set the “Google Storage Region“. This will define in which geographical region your backup storage bucket is created. You cannot change the bucket region once it is created. For more information see the Google Documentation on regions. There are some advantages to choosing a bucket that is located closer to your backup customers. However, if you do not have a specific reason to change the region then we suggest that you use the default “US (United States)” region. (Build form is located under the “Your Brands” tab if needed.)

BackupOps Google Cloud Backup Agent Installer Build Form

Step 6.c

Download your new client from the link in the email that will be sent to you when the build process is complete, in addition, you can always download your backend agent installer directly from the “Your Brands” page in the Web Console.

Step 7

Install the new backup agent on a computer and set it up to start running backups using this guide here. Run your first backup!

Step 8

Use the Web Console to monitor this or any backup account that uses your software. Just go to https://dash.backupops.com and log in using the email address and password you used in Web Console sign-up form. If you forget the password, no problem, just click the “Forgot your password?” link under the sign-in form.

BackupOps web console backup transfers monitoring dashboard

Check out the guides for using the WholesaleBackup Console here: