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Recipe: SOBR - Removing Scale-Out Backup Repositories

Expected deliverables:

The removal of a Scale-Out Backup Repository and the conversion of its performance extents back to backup repositories

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • An existing Scale-Out Backup Repository

Before you start:

You cannot remove a scale-out backup repository at which at least one job is currently targeted. Backup files are not removed from backup repositories — they remain on the disk.


You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. Select Backup Infrastructure on the bottom left menu.
  3. Right-click the backup repository under Scale-out Repositories and select Remove.

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