Removing Appliances

If you do not plan o manage an appliance using the Veeam Backup & Replication console, you can remove the appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure only. If you do not plan to use the appliance anymore, you can remove it from both the Veeam Backup & Replication and AWS infrastructures.

Removing Appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication

After you remove an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure only, you are not be able to perform any data protection and data recovery operations in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication removes from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure the appliance and backup repositories for which credentials are not specified. However, the appliance and all the connected resources (repositories, subnets and so on) remain in AWS.

To remove an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure:

  1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select Managed Servers.
  3. In the working area, select the appliance that you want to remove, and click Remove Appliance on the ribbon. Alternatively, right-click the appliance and select Remove.
  4. In the opened window, click Yes. If you see the Delete cloud resources associated with the backup appliance check box, make sure that it is not selected.

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Removing Appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication and AWS

Removing Appliances Deployed from Veeam Backup & Replication Console

[The following instructions apply if an appliance was deployed from the Veeam Backup & Replication console. If an appliance was deployed from AWS, see the instructions in Removing Appliances Deployed from AWS.]

If an appliance is version 3.x or earlier, you must first remove the appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure as described in Removing Appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication and then manually remove AWS resources as described in the Deleting AWS Resources section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

If an appliance is version 4.x or later, AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to remove the appliance from both the Veeam Backup & Replication and AWS infrastructures. AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication removes not only the appliance but also the EC2 instance on which Veeam Backup for AWS is deployed, disks, roles, security groups and so on. The resources that remain are resources that already existed at the moment of the appliance creation, repositories, created backups and resources shared with other EC2 instances.

To remove an appliance version 4.x or later from both the Veeam Backup & Replication and AWS infrastructures:

  1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select Managed Servers.
  3. In the working area, select the appliance that you want to remove, and click Remove Appliance on the ribbon. Alternatively, right-click the appliance and select Remove.
  4. In the opened window, select the Delete cloud resources associated with the backup appliance check box and click Yes.

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Removing Appliances Deployed from AWS

[The following instructions apply if you have deployed an appliance from AWS. If you have deployed an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, see the instructions in Removing Appliances Deployed from Veeam Backup & Replication Console.]

To remove an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication and AWS infrastructures, you must first remove it from Veeam Backup & Replication as described in Removing Appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication. Then remove the resources deployed in AWS.

The way how to remove the resources from the AWS infrastructure depends on the installation option you chose to deploy the appliance — from AWS Marketplace or from an AMI. For more information, see the Uninstalling Veeam Backup for AWS section in Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.