To remove a Veeam Backup for AWS appliance, you must first remove it from Veeam Backup & Replication and, if you do not plan to use the appliance anymore, then remove it from AWS.
Removing Appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication
If you do not plan to manage a Veeam Backup for AWS appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, 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 on the Veeam Backup & Replication site:
- 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 launch restore for 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 all associated external repositories 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 all associated external repositories check box.
- Click Yes.
Removing Appliance from AWS
When you deploy an appliance from AWS Marketplace, the appliance is created using AWS CloudFormation stack. To remove the appliance, you must remove the CloudFormation stack as described in the Uninstalling Veeam Backup for AWS section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.
When you deploy an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, the CloudFormation stack is not created, the required resources are created as separate units. To remove the appliance, you must manually remove the following AWS resources:
To remove a resource, do the following:
- Log in to the AWS Management Console using credentials of an AWS account where the appliance is created.
- From the list of available AWS Regions in the upper-right corner of the page, select the AWS Region in which the appliance resides.
- Navigate to AWS service to which the AWS resource belong.
- Select the AWS resource that you want to remove, and click Delete.