Deleting backups

You can delete backups if you no longer require the backup for other data protection operations.

Before you begin

You must have deleted the associated clones before deleting a backup.

If a backup is associated with a cloned resource, you cannot delete the backup.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.
  2. In the Resources page either select the resource or resource group from the View drop-down list.
  3. Select the resource or resource group from the list.
    The resource or resource group topology page is displayed.
  4. From the Manage Copies view, select Backups from the primary storage systems.
    You cannot delete the backups that are on the secondary storage system.
  5. Select the backup, and then click .
  6. Click OK.
    Note: If you have some stale database backups in SnapCenter which do not have corresponding backups on the storage system, you must use remove-smbackup command to clean up these stale backup entries. If the stale backups were cataloged, they will be uncataloged from the recovery catalog database.