Removing Backups and Snapshots of Azure VMs

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    Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure applies the retention settings configured in Performing Azure VM Backup (step 6) section to automatically remove cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups of Azure VMs. If necessary, you can also remove the backed-up data manually.

    Important

    Do not delete separate backup files from Microsoft Azure storage accounts manually. If some files in the backup chain are missing, you will not be able to roll back to the necessary state.

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

    1. Navigate to Protected Data.
    2. Select check boxes next to the necessary Azure VMs.
    3. Click Remove and select either of the following options:
    • Snapshots > All — to remove all cloud-native snapshots created for the selected Azure VMs both by backup policies and manually.
    • Snapshots > Local — to remove cloud-native snapshots created for the selected Azure VMs by backup policies.
    • Snapshots > Manual — to remove cloud-native snapshots created for the selected Azure VMs manually.

    If you want to remove only specific cloud-native snapshots, follow the instructions provided in section Removing Azure VM Snapshots Created Manually.

    • Backups > All — to remove all backups created for the selected Azure VMs.
    • Backups > Backup — to remove all regular backups created for the selected Azure VMs.
    • Backups > Archive — to remove all archived backups created for the selected Azure VMs.
    • Snapshots and Backups — to remove cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups created for the selected Azure VMs.

    Removing Backups and Snapshots of Azure VMs