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SnapCenter Software 4.5
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Cancel the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server backup operations

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You can cancel backup operations that are running, queued, or non-responsive. When you cancel a backup operation, the SnapCenter Server stops the operation and removes all the Snapshot copies from the storage if the backup created is not registered with SnapCenter Server. If the backup is already registered with SnapCenter Server, it will not roll back the already created Snapshot copy even after the cancellation is triggered.

What you will need

  • You must be logged in as the SnapCenter Admin or job owner to cancel restore operations.

  • You can cancel only the log or full backup operations that are queued or running.

  • You cannot cancel the operation after the verification has started.

    If you cancel the operation before verification, the operation is canceled, and the verification operation will not be performed.

  • You can cancel a backup operation from either the Monitor page or the Activity pane.

  • In addition to using the SnapCenter GUI, you can use PowerShell cmdlets to cancel operations.

  • The Cancel Job button is disabled for operations that cannot be canceled.

  • If you selected All members of this role can see and operate on other members objects in Users\Groups page while creating a role, you can cancel the queued backup operations of other members while using that role.


Perform one of the following actions:

From the…​ Action

Monitor page

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Monitor > Jobs.

  2. Select the job and click Cancel Job .

Activity pane

  1. After initiating the backup job, click activity pane icon on the Activity pane to view the five most recent operations.

  2. Select the operation.

  3. In the Job Details page, click Cancel Job.


The operation is canceled, and the resource is reverted to the previous state. If the operation you canceled is non-responsive in the canceling or running state, you should run the Cancel-SmJob -JobID <int> -Force cmdlet to forcefully stop the backup operation.