Removing Backups and Snapshots

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    Veeam Backup for GCP applies the configured retention policy settings to automatically remove cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups created by backup policies. If necessary, you can also remove the backed-up data manually.

    Important

    Do not delete backup files from GCP storage buckets in the Google Cloud Console. If some file in a backup chain is missing, you will not be able to roll back VM instance data to the necessary state.

    To remove backed-up data manually, do the following:

    1. Navigate to Protected Data.
    2. Select VM instances whose data you want to remove.
    3. Click Remove and select either of the following options:
    • Snapshots > All — to remove all cloud-native snapshots created for the selected VM instances both by backup policies and manually.
    • Snapshots > Created by Policy — to remove all cloud-native snapshots created for the selected VM instances by backup policies.
    • Snapshots > Created Manually — to remove all cloud-native snapshots created for the selected VM instances manually.

    If you want to remove only specific cloud-native snapshots, follow the instruction provided in section Removing Snapshots Created Manually.

    • Backups > All — to remove all image-level backups created for the selected VM instances.
    • Backups > Standard — to remove all image-level backups created in standard repositories for the selected VM instances.
    • Backups > Archived — to remove all image-level backups created in archive repositories for the selected VM instances.
    • Snapshots and Backups — to remove both cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups created for the selected VM instances.

     

    Removing Snapshots