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Best way to delete old jobs

Post by polaris20 »

I've got a ton of old backup files (vib and VBK) that go back a long time, that I no long need. What is the safest way to delete them from storage? This is all stored on a CIFS share on a NAS, and they're Incremental backups with synthetic fulls.

I feel like I should be able to just go in there (the NAS) and delete the old stuff, but I also don't want to risk jacking up something in Veeam itself, like the db.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Best way to delete old jobs

Post by Andreas Neufert »

Hi polaris20,

In our database there are some entries which VM is backed up with what job and to what backup file.

If you delete a Backup and replication job and delete the backup files manualy everithing is ok. If you maybe try to use a one click file restore and you select a restore from a non existing backup file, the job says that this file no longer exists.
So there are no database problems, when you delete backup files manually from deleted jobs.

CU Andy

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Re: Best way to delete old jobs

Post by Vitaliy S. »

The best way would to use "Delete from disk" option on the corresponding entry for the backup/replication job files. Thanks!

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