Deleting Backups Manually

If you want to delete backups files, you can use the Oracle RMAN housekeeping functionality. For details, see this Oracle article.

If you have lost the recovery catalog, you can remove the backups manually from a Veeam backup repository.


If you remove backups from a Veeam backup repository manually, the metadata about these backups is NOT deleted from the recovery catalog. Thus, if you have a recovery catalog, it is not recommended to manually delete backup files. Otherwise, the recovery catalog will remain in the outdated state.

To remove a backup from Veeam backups repository, do the following:

  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
  2. In the Inventory pane, select Backups.
  3. In the working area, right-click the backup job object name and select Delete from disk.

Delete from Disk