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Removing Backups

Cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups created with backup policies are removed automatically according to the retention policy settings. If necessary, you can remove backed-up data manually from Veeam Backup for AWS. In this case, Veeam Backup for AWS removes the whole snapshot and/or backup chain from AWS. Thus, on the next run of the backup policy, Veeam Backup for AWS will create a full backup for EC2 instances whose backed-up data you removed.

Removing Backups Important!

You must not delete separate backup files from Amazon S3 buckets in the AWS Management Console. If some file in the backup chain is missing, you will not be able to roll back to the necessary state.

To remove backed-up data created with backup policies:

  1. In the configuration menu on the left, click Protected Data.
  2. Select check boxes next to EC2 instances whose backed-up data you want to remove.

You can use the search field to find the EC2 instance by name.

  1. At the top of the EC2 instances list, click Remove and select the type of backed-up data you want to remove for EC2 instances:
  • Select Snapshots to remove a snapshot chain
  • Select Backups to remove a backup chain
  • Select Snapshots and backups to remove both snapshot and backup chains

Removing Backups 

Removing Snapshots Created Manually

Veeam Backup for AWS does not remove cloud-native snapshots created manually along with snapshot chains.

To remove a cloud-native snapshot created manually:

  1. In the configuration menu on the left, click Protected Data.
  2. Select the check box next to the EC2 instance whose snapshots you want to remove.

You can use the search field to find the EC2 instance by name.

  1. In the Restore Points column, click the link with the number of restore points created for the selected EC2 instance.
  1. In the Available Restore Points window, find a snapshot that you want to remove and click Remove.

Removing Backups 

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