This article documents how to remove restore points from a VMware replica.
Note: The replica must be in a state where the latest run was successful, the job is not currently running, and failover is not currently active.
Remove old restore points (Manually enforcing retention)
1. Manage snapshots for the Replica
2. Select the oldest snapshot and delete it.
Repeat this step removing always the oldest snapshot until you have number of restore points desired.
Warning: Never remove the two snapshots above the “You are here”. Doing so resets the replica and forces it to perform “Calculating digests” for each hard disk, which is a lengthy process.
3. Within Veeam Backup & Replication right-click Replicas, and select “Rescan replicas”
4. Run the job as usual.
Remove recent restore points
5. Manage snapshots for the Replica
6. Select the snapshot prior to those you’d like to remove, then click “Revert to”.
Example: Removing all restore points created on the 12th.
7. After the revert completes, and the “You are here” moves to below the selected snapshot, select each of the restore points below the “You are here” and delete them.
8. Within Veeam Backup & Replication right-click Replicas, and select “Rescan replicas”
9. Run the job as usual.