Deleting Snapshots

Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV applies the configured retention policy settings to automatically remove snapshots created by jobs. If necessary, you can also remove snapshots manually.

To remove snapshots, do the following:

  1. Navigate to Protected VMs.
  2. Select a VM whose snapshots you want to delete.
  3. Click Remove Snapshots:
  • Select All to remove all VM snapshots including snapshots taken in the Nutanix AHV Prism console.
  • Select Created by Job to remove only snapshots created by Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV jobs.


If the VM is protected with PD snapshots, you can choose whether you want to delete or skip them. If you choose to delete the PD snapshots, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV will delete snapshots of the selected VM and of all other VMs included into the protection domain. If you choose to skip the PD snapshots, snapshots of the selected VM included in the protection domain will retain.

  1. Click Remove to confirm.

Deleting Snapshots