Removing Backup Repositories

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


    Even though the storage bucket is no longer used as a repository, Veeam Backup for GCP preserves all backup files previously stored in the repository and keeps these files in Google Cloud Storage. You can assign the bucket to a new backup repository so that Veeam Backup for GCP 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 GCP infrastructure, do the following:

    1. Switch to the Configuration page.
    2. Navigate to Backup Repositories.
    3. Select the repository and click Remove.



    You cannot remove a backup repository that is used by any backup policy. Modify the settings of all the related policies to remove references to the repository, and then try removing the repository again.


    Removing Backup Repositories