To remove a Veeam Backup for GCP 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 GCP.
Removing Appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication
If you do not plan to manage a Veeam Backup for GCP appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, you can remove it from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. After you remove the Veeam Backup for GCP appliance, the changes will take place on the Veeam Backup & Replication side and it will result in the following limitations:
- You will not be able to create and manage any backup policies belonging to the appliance.
- You will not be able to restore VM instances from snapshots.
- You will have to rescan Cloud Storage backup 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.
- Restore to GCP from image-level backups will start working as described in the How Restore to Google Cloud Works section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. Also, the restore may take more time to complete.
- Data transfer costs may increase because Veeam Backup & Replication will not be able to use native GCP 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 GCP
When you deploy an appliance, Veeam Backup for GCP creates a number of resources while operating in Google Cloud, and these resources are not removed from the GCP infrastructure automatically when you uninstall the solution. To remove the appliance, you must remove the resources as described in the Uninstalling Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform section in the Veeam Backup for GCP User Guide.