Removing RHV Backup Proxy

You can remove the RHV backup proxy from the backup infrastructure if you no longer need it and want to add another proxy to the backup server, or if you want to connect this proxy to another backup server.


After you remove the RHV backup proxy:

  • You will not be able to perform RHV VM backup, entire VM restore and VM disk restore operations unless you deploy a new RHV backup proxy. However, you will still be able to manage RHV VM backups and perform all other restore operation described in section Performing Restore.
  • Records about all backup jobs that have been ever processed by the RHV backup proxy will be deleted from the Veeam Backup & Replication configuration database. Backups created by these jobs are displayed under the Backups > Disk (Orphaned) node in the Home view of the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

To remove the RHV backup proxy, do the following:

  1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select Backup Proxies.
  3. In the working area, select the RHV backup proxy and click Remove Proxy on the ribbon, or right-click the RHV backup proxy and select Remove.
  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication window, choose whether you want to permanently remove from the RHV host the VM running as the RHV backup proxy.


If you keep the VM, the configuration settings and records about backup jobs ever processed by the proxy will be retained in the proxy database. This can be helpful if you want to connect the RHV backup proxy to another backup server.

Removing RHV Backup Proxy