Removing Backup Repositories

In this article

    You can remove backup repositories from the backup infrastructure. When you remove a repository, Veeam Backup for AWS unassigns the repository role from the folder in an Amazon S3 bucket and this folder is no longer used as a backup repository.


    Even though the Amazon S3 bucket is no longer used as a backup repository, Veeam Backup for AWS preserves all backup files previously stored in the repository and keeps these files in Amazon S3. You can assign the Amazon S3 bucket to a new backup repository so that Veeam Backup for AWS imports the backed-up data to the configuration database. In this case, you will be able to perform all disaster recovery operations described in section Performing Restore.

    If you no longer need the backed-up data, you can remove it as described in sections Removing Backups and Snapshots and Removing VPC Configuration Backups.

    To remove a backup repository, do the following:

    1. Switch to the Configuration page.
    1. Navigate to Repositories.
    1. Select the check box next to the backup repository and click Remove.
    1. In the Remove Repository window, click Remove to acknowledge the operation.


    You cannot remove a backup repository that is used by any backup policy. To remove such repository, you must first delete a reference to this backup repository in backup policy settings. For more information on backup policies, see Performing Backup.

    Removing Backup Repositories