Removing Backup Repositories

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure allows you to permanently remove backup repositories from the infrastructure. When you remove a backup repository, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure unassigns the repository from the folder in the target blob container so that the folder is no longer used as a repository.

Note

Even though the folder is no longer used as a repository, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure preserves all backups previously stored in the repository and keeps these backups in Microsoft Azure. You can assign the folder to a new backup repository so that Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure 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 section Managing Backed-Up Data.

To remove a backup repository, do the following:

  1. Switch to the Configuration page.
  2. Navigate to Repositories.
  3. Select the repository and click Remove.

Note

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.

Removing Repositories