Remove Backups of Protected Azure VMs

In this article

    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/v3/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 Azure VMsExample

    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/v3/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/v3/jobSessions/4fa1cd40-ceb9-479f-b810-fd17f1947cfd"

       },

       "log": {

         "href": "https://51.11.247.127/api/v3/jobSessions/4fa1cd40-ceb9-479f-b810-fd17f1947cfd/log"

       }

     },

    }