Remove Backups of Protected Items

You can remove backup files of the protected items from Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure.

Request

To delete backup files of the protected items with the specified ID, send the HTTP POST request to the /protectedItem/{id}/deleteBackups endpoint. {id} is a system ID assigned to the protected item in the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure REST API.

HTTP Request

POST https://<hostname>/api/v2/protectedItem/{id}/deleteBackups

Request Headers

The request contains the following headers.

Header

Required

Value

Description

Authorization

Required

Bearer <Access-Token>

Authenticates a client who sends the request to the server. Must contain the access token for the current logon session in the Bearer <Access-Token> format.

Response

The server returns the following response to the client.

Response Codes

A successfully completed operation returns a response code 200 (OK).

Response Headers

The response to this request contains the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.

Header

Value

Description

Content-length

integer

Identifies the length of the response body message, in bytes.

Content-type

  • application/json
  • application/problem+json

Identifies the media type of the response body message.

Remove Backups of Protected ItemsExample

The following request deletes backup files of the protected item with the ID 6ac40b80-4bdb-46e9-9759-0fc0d1166ccf.

Request:

POST https://51.11.247.127/api/v2/protectedItem/6ac40b80-4bdb-46e9-9759-0fc0d1166ccf/deleteBackups

 

Request Header:

Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>

 

Response:

200

 

Request Body:

{

 "id": "4fa1cd40-ceb9-479f-b810-fd17f1947cfd",

 "type": "BackupDeletion",

 "executionStartTime": "2020-11-24T21:41:24.2010968Z",

 "executionDuration": "00:00:00.0472564",

 "status": "Running",

 "usn": 0,

 "_links": {

   "self": {

     "href": "https://51.11.247.127/api/v2/jobSessions/4fa1cd40-ceb9-479f-b810-fd17f1947cfd"

   },

   "log": {

     "href": "https://51.11.247.127/api/v2/jobSessions/4fa1cd40-ceb9-479f-b810-fd17f1947cfd/log"

   }

 },

}

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