Removing Backups and Snapshots

Veeam Backup for AWS applies the configured retention policy settings to automatically remove cloud-native snapshots, snapshot replicas and image-level backups created by backup policies. If necessary, you can also remove the backed-up data manually.

Important

Do not delete backup files from Amazon S3 buckets in the AWS Management Console. If some file in a backup chain is missing, you will not be able to roll back EC2 instance data to the necessary state.

To remove backed-up data manually, do the following:

  1. Navigate to Protected Data > EC2.
  2. Select EC2 instances whose data you want to remove.
  3. Click Remove and select either of the following options:
  • Snapshots > Snapshots — to remove cloud-native snapshots created for the selected EC2 instances by backup policies.
  • Snapshots > Manual — to remove cloud-native snapshots created for the selected EC2 instances manually.

If you want to remove only specific cloud-native snapshots, follow the instructions provided in section Removing Snapshots Created Manually.

  • Snapshots > Remote —  to remove snapshot replicas created for the selected EC2 instances by backup policies.
  • Snapshots > All — to remove all cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas created for the selected EC2 instances both by backup policies and manually.
  • Backups — to remove all image-level backups created for the selected EC2 instances.
  • Snapshots and backups — to remove cloud-native snapshots, snapshot replicas, and image-level backups created for the selected EC2 instances.

Removing Backups and Snapshots 

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