Removing Protection Group

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    You can remove a protection group that you configured.

    When you remove a protection group, you can instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to remove Veeam Agents from all protected computers included in this protection group, too. The protection group is removed permanently. You cannot undo this operation.

    Backups created for computers that were included in the removed protection group remain intact in the backup location. You can delete this backup data manually later if needed.

    Removing Protection Group NOTE

    Consider the following:

    • You cannot remove a protection group if the entire protection group or a separate computer included in this protection group is added to a Veeam Agent backup job.
    • You cannot remove default protection groups, such as Manually Added, Unmanaged, and so on.


    Removing Protection Group TIP

    You can also remove separate computers from protection groups. To learn more, see Removing Computer from Protection Group.

    To remove a protection group:

    1. Open the Inventory view.
    2. In the inventory pane, expand the Physical Infrastructure node.
    3. In the inventory pane, select the protection group that you want to remove and click Remove Group on the ribbon or right-click the protection group and select Remove.
    4. If you want to remove Veeam Agent deployed on protected computers, in the displayed window, select the Uninstall Agents check box. With this option selected, Veeam Backup & Replication will remove the protection group from the configuration database and, in addition, uninstall Veeam Agent and Veeam Installer Service from every computer in the deleted protection group.
    5. In the displayed window, click Yes.

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