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remove vm from backup

Veeam Logoby AST » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:24 am

using veeam 7 with ESXi 5.1.0. I have a VM which is configured with 28 restore points, please advise on the following:

The VM is powered down and currently being backed up but if its removed (deleted) within ESXi I assume the 28 restore points will remain in veeam, only problem I can think of is that veeam will try and back it up each day can this be disabled?
Also if the vm is removed from the backup job in veeam I assume the 28 restore points will be deleted so no of recovering from veeam?
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Re: remove vm from backup

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:22 am

Hi Amrik, there's a deleted VMs retention setting that defines how long data for this VM should be kept in the repository. Once deleted, the job will log a warning that the VM is not accessible and cannot be backed up.
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Re: remove vm from backup

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:19 am

And keep in mind that you can always remove that VM from backup job configuration (after deleting it from the VI) and offload existing backups for archival purposes (if required).
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