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Deleting replicated backups

To delete replicated backups from a target, you must first enable replication view on the target as described in Viewing replicated backups. This procedure permanently deletes backups from the target. It does not, however, affect backups on the source.

When you delete a backup, it is logically deleted and you can no longer access it. However, the amount of available storage will not immediately increase and might not increase at all. The backups’ physical blocks are removed when the system performs a periodic purge. For deduplicated systems, a given block might be referenced by several backups, and unless all of these backups are deleted, the block is not purged, and your available storage space does not increase.

To delete replicated backups

1 In replication view on the target, select the source who’s replicated backups you would like to delete in the Navigation pane.
2 Select Settings > Storage and Retention > Backup Browser.
3 Click the arrow next to the source icon to expand the list of clients and applications. Highlight the client or application for which you would like to delete replicated backups.

Warning!     If you have not enabled replication view, you are viewing the backups stored on the source system, and if you delete them, they are deleted from the backup system rather than from the replication target.

4 Select a backup device in the upper pane. All backups on that device display in the lower pane. Click Refresh to ensure that the list is current.
5 Choose one or more backups by checking the corresponding boxes. To select all, check the box in the title bar.
6 Click Delete Backup, then Confirm.
7 The backup is deleted only from the replication target. To delete it from the source, disable replication view and follow the same procedure.