Removing S3 Repositories
You can remove S3 repositories from the backup infrastructure. When you remove an S3 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 an S3 repository.
Even though the Amazon S3 bucket is no longer used as an S3 repository, Veeam Backup for AWS preserves all backup files previously stored in the S3 repository and keeps these files in Amazon S3. You can assign the Amazon S3 bucket to a new S3 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 an S3 repository, do the following:
- Switch to the Configuration page.
- Navigate to Repositories.
- Select the check box next to the S3 repository and click Remove.
- In the Confirmation window, click Yes to acknowledge the operation.
You cannot remove an S3 repository that is used by any backup policy. To remove such S3 repository, you must first delete a reference to this S3 repository in backup policy settings. For more information on backup policies, see Performing Backup.