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 permanently delete backup files from backup repositories.
To delete backup files created for an RHV VM, do the following:
- In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
- In the inventory pane of the Home view, select Backups.
- In the working area, expand the job that created the backup, right-click the VM name and select Delete from disk.
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.
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.