Removing Nutanix AHV Backup Proxies

You can remove the AHV Backup Proxy from the backup infrastructure if you no longer need it and want to add another appliance to the backup server, or if you want to connect this proxy to another backup server.


After you remove the AHV Backup Proxy:

  • You will not be able to perform VM backup, entire VM restore and VM disk restore operations unless you deploy a new AHV Backup Proxy. However, you will still be able to manage Nutanix AHV VM backups and perform all other restore operation described in section Performing Restore.
  • Records about all jobs that have been ever processed by the AHV Backup Proxy will be deleted from the Veeam Backup & Replication configuration database. Backups created by these jobs are displayed under the Backups > Disk (Orphaned) node in the Home view of the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

To remove an AHV backup proxy, do the following:

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

Removing Nutanix AHV Backup Proxies 

  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication window, choose whether you want to keep or permanently remove the VM running as the AHV Backup Proxy.


If you keep the VM, the configuration settings and records about backup jobs ever processed by the proxy will be retained in the proxy database. This can be helpful if you want to connect the AHV Backup Proxy to another backup server.

Removing Nutanix AHV Backup Proxies