Removing Appliances

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    If you do not plan to manage an appliance using the Veeam Backup & Replication console, you can remove the appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure only. If you do not plan to use the appliance anymore, you can remove it from both the Veeam Backup & Replication and Microsoft Azure infrastructures.

    Removing Appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication

    After you remove an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure only, you are not able to perform any data protection and data recovery operations in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication removes from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure the appliance and backup repositories for which credentials are not specified. However, the appliance and all the connected resources (repositories, subnets and so on) remain in Microsoft Azure.

    To remove an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure:

    1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
    2. In the inventory pane, select Managed Servers.
    3. In the working area, select the appliance that you want to remove, and click Remove Appliance on the ribbon. Alternatively, right-click the appliance and select Remove.
    4. In the opened window, click Yes. If you see the Delete cloud resources associated with the backup appliance from infrastructure check box, make sure that it is not selected.

    Remove appliance

    Removing Appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication and Microsoft Azure

    Removing Appliances Deployed from Veeam Backup & Replication Console

    [The following instructions apply if you have deployed an appliance version 3.x and later from the Veeam Backup & Replication console. If you have deployed an appliance from Microsoft Azure portal, deployed an appliance version 2.x or connected an appliance, see the instructions in Removing Appliances Deployed from Microsoft Azure Portal.]

    When you remove appliances from both the Veeam Backup & Replication and Microsoft Azure infrastructures, all the resources created along with the appliances are also removed. The removed resources are VMs on which Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure is deployed, network interfaces, disks and so on. The resources that remain are resources that already existed at the moment of the appliance creation, repositories and created backups, and resources shared with other VMs.

    To remove an appliance from both the Veeam Backup & Replication and Microsoft Azure infrastructures:

    1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
    2. In the inventory pane, select Managed Servers.
    3. In the working area, select the appliance that you want to remove, and click Remove Appliance on the ribbon. Alternatively, right-click the appliance and select Remove.
    4. In the opened window, select the Delete cloud resources associated with the backup appliance from infrastructure check box and click Yes.

    Remove appliance

    Removing Appliances Deployed from Portal

    [The following instructions apply if you have deployed an appliance version 2.x and earlier, or an appliance version 3.x and later from Microsoft Azure portal. If you have deployed an appliance version 3.x or later from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, see the instructions in Removing Appliances Deployed from Veeam Backup & Replication Console.]

    To remove an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication and Microsoft Azure infrastructures, you must first remove it from Veeam Backup & Replication as described in Removing Appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication. Then remove the resources deployed in Microsoft Azure as described in the Uninstalling Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure section in the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure User Guide.

    Note

    If you deployed an appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication console and selected to create a new key pair at the Guest OS step of the wizard, you also need to remove the key pair from the resource group that you specified at the Subscription step of the wizard or the VeeamSSHKeys resource group if you selected to create a new resource group.