Deleting Backups

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    By default, Veeam Backup for RHV maintains backups in backup repositories according to retention policy settings saved in the backup metadata. If Veeam Backup for RHV detects that the number of restore points in the backup chain exceeds the allowed number, it automatically removes obsolete backups. If you need to delete backups manually, you can perform one of the following operations:

    • Remove from configuration removes records about backups from the configuration database but keeps the backup files in repositories.
    • Delete from disk permanently deletes backup files from backup repositories and removes records about the backups from the configuration database.

    Removing Backups From Configuration

    To remove a backup from the configuration database, do the following:

    1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
    2. In the inventory pane of the Home view, select Backups.
    3. In the working area, right-click the job that created the backup and select Remove from configuration.

    Note

    When you remove backups using the Veeam Backup & Replication console, the list of available backups in the RHV backup proxy web console is not updated automatically. To update the list manually, perform the backup import operation.

    Removing Backups from Configuration

    Tip

    You cannot remove a backup from the configuration database using the RHV backup proxy console. However, you can use it to remove records about specific restore points created by a backup job. To do that, log in to the web console, switch to the Protected VMs page, click View as tree, and click the job name to expand the list of backed-up VMs and their restore points. Then, select the restore points you want to remove and click Delete.

    Note that at least one restore point must remain for each VM. Otherwise, the VM backup files will be permanently deleted from backup repositories.

    Deleting Backups From Disk

    To delete backup files created for an RHV VM, do the following:

    1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
    2. In the inventory pane of the Home view, select Backups.
    3. In the working area, expand the job that created the backup, right-click the VM name and select Delete from disk.

    Note

    When you delete backup files using the Veeam Backup & Replication console, the list of available backups in the RHV backup proxy web console is not updated automatically. To update the list manually, perform the backup import operation.

    Deleting Backups

    Tip

    You can also delete backup files created by a backup job for an RHV VM using the RHV backup proxy web console. To do that, log in to the web console, switch to the Protected VMs page, click View as tree, and click the job name to expand the list of backed-up VMs and their restore points. Then, click the VM to select all its restore points and click Delete.