Detaching Backups from Jobs

If you want to detach backups from a job, you can use the Detach from job operation.

When you detach backups from a job, the job stops processing these backup files. During the next run, the job will start a new backups chain, that is, will create active full backups.

The detached backup files remain in the backup repository and also in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. Veeam Backup & Replication shows the detached backups in the inventory pane in the node with the (Orphaned) postfix. If the detached backups belonged to the job with daily retention, the background retention process retains the backups according to the configured retention and deletes the backups from the repository after the retention period ends. If the retention period is set in restore points, the background retention process does not delete the backups. You need to delete them manually. For more information on how to delete backups manually, see Deleting Backups from Disk.

To detach backups from a job:

  1. Open the Home view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select the Backups node.
  3. In the working area, right-click the necessary backup and select Detach from job. Alternatively, click Delete from > Job on the ribbon.

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Related Topics

Changing Backup Chain Formats