Removing Backups and Snapshots

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    Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure applies the configured retention policy settings to automatically remove cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups created for Azure VMs 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 VM data to the necessary state.

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

    1. Navigate to Protected Data > Virtual Machines.
    2. Select Azure VMs whose data you want to remove.
    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 all cloud-native snapshots created for the selected Azure VMs by backup policies.
    • Snapshots > Manual — to remove all cloud-native snapshots created for the selected Azure VMs manually.
    • Backups > All — to remove all image-level backups created for the selected Azure VMs.
    • Backups > Backup — to remove all image-level backups created in backup repositories for the selected Azure VMs.
    • Backups > Archive — to remove all image-level backups created in archive repositories for the selected Azure VMs.
    • Snapshots and Backups — to remove both cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups created for the selected Azure VMs.

    Removing Backups and Snapshots