Removing backups using PowerShell cmdlets

You can use the Remove-SmBackup cmdlet to delete Exchange backups if you no longer require them for other data protection operations.

Before you begin

You must have prepared the PowerShell environment to execute the PowerShell cmdlets.

About this task

The information regarding the parameters that can be used with the cmdlet and their descriptions can be obtained by runningGet-Help command_name. Alternatively, you can also refer to the Cmdlet Reference Guide.

SnapCenter Software 4.2 Windows Cmdlet Reference Guide


  1. Initiate a connection session with the SnapCenter Server for a specified user by using the Open-SmConnection cmdlet.
    Open-SmConnection  -SMSbaseurl  https:\\
  2. Delete one or more backup using the Remove-SmBackup cmdlet.
    This example deletes two backups using their backup IDs:
    Remove-SmBackup -BackupIds 3,4
    Are you sure want to remove the backup(s).
    [Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"):