how to resize a persistent disk in gcp

How to reduce the size of a Windows persistent disk in GCP

Introduction and Important Notes

Before I go into the details on this, I just want to provide some context and back story into this.

I will also list the references that I used at the end of this article to make sure you get to the source of this if you want to do that.

Also there are few important notes I think they worth to be mentioned so I’ll list them in this section as well.

My Use Case and Environment

So the reason I was forced to do that was the result of a mess up that happened between our team and the sales who was handling a customer requirement.

The customer wanted to have a 1 year commitment with #Google on an E2 instance with a certain amount of CPU and memory. In addition to that they wanted to reduce the size of the PD that is … Read the rest “How to reduce the size of a Windows persistent disk in GCP”

advanced protection program

Advanced Protection Program – How to enroll

How to enroll in Google Advanced Protection Program to enhance the #Security of your Google account whether that was a consumer account or a #GSuite enabled account?

I list here the requirements for that, and the consequences of enabling Advanced Protection Program on your account and what are the actual steps that you need to do in order to do that.

You will need two security keys. I use and like Google Titan Security Keys. You can get them from the Google Store or ebay or anywhere else.

There is a bundle for $50 that contains 2 keys (1 USB, and one Bluetooth/NFC key). The reason why you need 2 keys is you will use one as a main key, while you will keep the other as a backup in case you lose your main one.

If you lose access to your account and you lose the keys as well, … Read the rest “Advanced Protection Program – How to enroll”

Enable snapshot schedules in GCP Compute Engine!

Intro

GCP or Google Cloud platform offers many services to customers. One of the fundamental services in GCP is the GCE, or Compute Engine.

Compute Engine is the service that allows you to run and deploy your workloads through the IaaS approach. One of the key benefits of IaaS is the ease and flexibility of resource deployment and management.

Snapshots are an important part of the service. They allow you to easily capture the whole VM state before doing any modification… Before a while, there was no option to automate the snapshot creation process without using Google Cloud SDK or gcloud command line tools.

Usually the way we used to do that is by creating a cron job, or a scheduled task that will run gcloud command and then create the snapshot. More automation involved managing the snapshots retention period from inside the script we ran from that cron … Read the rest “Enable snapshot schedules in GCP Compute Engine!”

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G Suite is a great service that offers a lot of flexibility and productivity. And

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