Removing Backup Repositories

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    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 so that this folder is no longer used as a backup repository.

    Note

    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.

    Important

    You cannot remove a backup repository that is used by any backup policy. Modify the settings of all the related policies to remove references to the repository, and then try removing the repository again. To learn how to modify the backup policy settings, see Performing Backup.

    Removing Backup Repositories