To remove a Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure 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 Microsoft Azure.
Removing Appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication
If you do not plan to manage a Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, you can remove it from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. After you remove the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance, the following changes will take place:
- You will have to rescan Azure Blob storage 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 backup policies belonging to the appliance.
- You will not be able to restore Azure VMs from snapshots.
- Restore to Microsoft Azure from image-level backups will start working as described in the How Restore to Microsoft Azure 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 Azure 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 Azure Blob storage connected to the appliance, leave the Remove all associated external repositories check box selected. To view the list of Azure Blob storage connected to the appliance, click Show details.
If you want to leave Azure Blob storage in the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, clear the Remove all associated external repositories check box.
- Click Yes.
Removing Appliance from Microsoft Azure
When you deploy an appliance, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure creates a number of resources. To remove the appliance, you must remove the resources as described in the Uninstalling Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure section in the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure User Guide.
If you deployed an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication console and selected to create a new key pair at the Guest OS step of the wizard, you also need to remove the key pair from the resource group that you specified at the Subscription step of the wizard or the VeeamSSHKeys resource group if you selected to create a new resource group.