If you do not plan to use a Veeam Backup for AWS appliance anymore, you can remove it from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. After you remove the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance, the following changes will take place:
- You will have to rescan S3 repositories every time you want to collect information on newly created restore points, or to update data on restore points that were removed manually or by retention.
- You will not be able to create and manage any backup policies belonging to the appliance.
- You will not be able to restore RDS instances and VPC configurations.
- You will not be able to restore Amazon EC2 instances from snapshots.
- Restore to Amazon EC2 from image-level backups will start working as described in the How Restore to Amazon EC2 Works section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. What is more, the restore may take more time to complete.
- Data transfer costs may increase because Veeam Backup & Replication will not be able to use native AWS capabilities and will have to process more data.
To remove an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure:
- Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
- In the inventory pane, select Managed Servers.
- In the working area, select the appliance that you want to remove, and click Remove Appliance on the ribbon. Alternatively, right-click the appliance and select Remove.
- In the Veeam Backup & Replication window, do the following:
- If you want to remove all the external repositories connected to the appliance, leave the Remove object storage repositories associated with the selected backup appliance check box selected. To view the list of external repositories connected to the appliance, click Show details.
If you want to leave the repositories in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, clear the Remove object storage repositories associated with the selected backup appliance check box.
- Click Yes.