Removing Backups

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    Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure applies the configured retention policy settings to automatically remove image-level backups created for SQL databases by backup policies. If necessary, you can also remove the backed-up data manually.

    Important

    Do not delete backups from Microsoft Azure storage accounts in the Microsoft Azure portal. If some backup in a backup chain is missing, you will not be able to roll back Azure SQL database data to the necessary state.

    To remove backed-up data manually, do the following:

    1. Navigate to Protected Data > Azure SQL.
    1. Select Azure SQL databases whose data you want to remove.
    1. Click Remove and select either of the following options:
    • All — to remove all image-level backups created for the selected Azure SQL databases both by backup policies and manually.
    • Backups — to remove all image-level backups created in backup repositories for the selected Azure SQL databases.
    • Archive — to remove all image-level backups created in archive repositories for the selected Azure SQL databases.
    • Manual — to remove all image-level backups created for the selected Azure SQL databases manually.

    Removing Backups