Export GCP VM to S3

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Step by step guide to export virtual machine running in Google cloud computer engine to your S3 bucket.

gcloud compute instances list
NAME        ZONE            MACHINE_TYPE               PREEMPTIBLE  INTERNAL_IP  EXTERNAL_IP  STATUS
demo1   europe-west1-b  g1-small                                10.132.0.3                TERMINATED

Create snapshot

gcloud compute disks snapshot europe-west1-b/disks/demo1 --storage-locatio europe-west1

gcloud compute snapshots list
NAME              DISK_SIZE_GB  SRC_DISK                        STATUS
demo1-backup  30            europe-west1-b/disks/demo1  READY

Create custom image

gcloud compute images create demo1-backup --source-snapshot demo1-backup
Created [https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/demo-project-223110/global/images/demo1-backup].
NAME              PROJECT               FAMILY  DEPRECATED  STATUS
demo1-backup  demo-project-223110                      READY

Create S3 storage

gsutil mb gs://backup-demo-project-223110/ -l europe-west1

Export to S3 storage

gcloud compute images export --destination-uri gs://backup-demo-project-223110/demo1-beckup.tar.gz --image demo1-backup --export-format=vmdk
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