Removing Backup Repositories
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:
- Switch to the Configuration page.
- Navigate to Backup Repositories.
- 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.