Removing Backup Repositories
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.
To remove a backup repository, do the following:
- Switch to the Configuration page.
- Navigate to Repositories.
- Select the check box next to the backup repository and click Remove.
- 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.