Removing Backup Repositories

Veeam Backup for Google Cloud allows you to permanently remove backup repositories from the infrastructure. When you remove a backup repository, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud unassigns the repository from the target storage bucket folder so that the folder is no longer used as a repository.

Note

Even though the storage bucket folder is no longer used as a repository, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud preserves all backups previously stored in the repository and keeps these backups in Google Cloud Storage. You can assign the folder to a new backup repository so that Veeam Backup for Google Cloud 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 Removing Backups and Snapshots.

To remove a backup repository from the Veeam Backup for Google Cloud infrastructure, 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 or by a scheduled configuration backup. Modify the settings of all the related policies to remove references to the repository, change the configuration backup schedule — and then try removing the repository again.

Removing Backup Repositories