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Feature request - right to be forgotten

Post by Fredo » Nov 06, 2018 2:21 pm

Dear Veaam, I have a feature request. We want to be able to remove specific folders from backup. Mainly from tape backup, but also form disk backup. This question is very much related to GDPR article 17 (https://gdpr-info.eu/art-17-gdpr).

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Re: Feature request - right to be forgotten

Post by Shestakov » Nov 06, 2018 2:35 pm

Hello Fred,
What if you will have an option to remove the specific folders before restore, so they never appear in production? Will that work for you?
Removing folders from backup is a hassle since backup consists of data blocks.
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Re: Feature request - right to be forgotten

Post by Fredo » Nov 12, 2018 8:55 am

Dear Nikita, that option would not work; my request is related to the GDPR regulations. According to this regulations, we should be able to remove certain data. I understand that it is a hassle to remove specific data from any backup (disk or tape) but I guess that other Veeam users will ask for this feature as well in order to follow these new EU regulations.

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Re: Feature request - right to be forgotten

Post by Shestakov » Nov 12, 2018 2:34 pm

Not GDPR expert, but afaik there is a restriction to have the certain data in production.
If you want to remove the data from backups you can restore VMs with the mentioned script deleting the desired data and back up VM back to disk and tape.

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