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User Guide for VMware vSphere

Disabling and Removing Backup Proxies

You can temporarily disable a backup proxy or remove it from the backup infrastructure.

Disabling Backup Proxies

When you disable a backup proxy, Veeam Backup & Replication does not use this backup proxy for any jobs configured on the backup server. Backup proxy disabling can be helpful if you instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to automatically select backup proxies for jobs and do not want Veeam Backup & Replication to use specific backup proxies.

You can disable all backup proxies, including the default backup proxy installed on the backup server. Do not disable all backup proxies at once. Otherwise, Veeam Backup & Replication will not be able to perform backup, replication and restore operations that use backup proxies.

To disable a backup proxy:

  1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select the Backup Proxies node.
  3. In the working area, select the backup proxy and click Disable Proxy on the ribbon or right-click the backup proxy and select Disable proxy.

You can enable a disabled backup proxy at any time:

  1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select the Backup Proxies node.
  3. In the working area, select the backup proxy and click Disable Proxy on the ribbon once again or right-click the backup proxy and select Disable proxy.

Removing Backup Proxies

You can permanently remove a backup proxy from the backup infrastructure. When you remove a backup proxy, Veeam Backup & Replication unassigns the backup proxy role from the server, and this server is no longer used as a backup proxy. The actual server remains in the backup infrastructure.

You can remove all backup proxies, including the default backup proxy installed on the backup server. Do not remove all backup proxies at once. Otherwise, Veeam Backup & Replication will not be able to perform backup, replication and restore operations that use backup proxies.

You cannot remove a backup proxy that is explicitly selected in any backup, replication or VM copy job. To remove such backup proxy, you first need to delete a reference to this backup proxy in the job settings.

To remove a backup proxy:

  1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select the Backup Proxies node.
  3. In the working area, select the backup proxy and click Remove Proxy on the ribbon or right-click the backup proxy and select Remove.

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