You can delete a backup location that contains backup data. If you shared the backup location with a MediaAgent that is online with write access and with Feature Release 21 or later version, then the delete operation deletes the backup location along with data from the CommServe database and the physical storage. Otherwise, the delete operation only deletes the backup location from the CommServe database. If the backup location is the only backup location in the storage, then the software deletes the storage along with backup location.
You cannot delete the backup locations that contain the backup data written by a WORM copy.
If you plan to delete multiple backup locations in a storage pool, delete one backup location at a time, and then wait for the delete operation to complete before you delete another backup location.
To delete a backup location that contains backup data in a HyperScale storage pool, see Deleting a HyperScale Storage pool. The deletion of the storage pool does not delete backup data. You must delete the data manually.
If you recover from a disaster recovery backup that contains the backup location that you deleted, then you must delete the backup location again.
If auxiliary copy operation fails to read from the mount path that you deleted, then run a quick data verification operation on the associated deduplication databases and prevent the yet to be copied jobs for which the data verification operation failed from being copied in the auxiliary copy operation. For more information, see Performing a Data Verification Operation on Deduplicated Data and Prevent Jobs From Being Copied.
Before You Begin
Verify that the deduplication database (DDB) associated with the backup location that you want to delete is not in use for any back up operations or auxiliary copy operations.
Verify the backup location that you want to delete is not in use for any restore operations or auxiliary copy operations.
If the backup location that you want to delete is silo enabled, then you must complete the following:
To send email notifications about the delete operation, you must configure a mail server in the CommCell Console.
For instructions, see E-Mail Server Configuration.
From the navigation, click Storage, and then click Cloud.
The Cloud page appears.
Click the cloud storage.
The Cloud storage page appears.
Under the Backup locations section, for the backup location that you want to delete, click the Actions button , and then click Delete.
Confirm the delete operation.
If you shared the backup location with a MediaAgent that is online with write access and with Feature Release 21 or later version, then the following dialog box appears.
Otherwise, the following dialog box appears.
Enter Force delete with data loss, and then click OK.
A confirmation dialog box appears.
The administrator users receive an email notification to approve the deletion. If the storage creator is a company user, then the users of the Tenant Admin user group of the company receive the email. If the storage creator is not a company user, then the users of the Master user group receive the email. You can modify the administrator users and user groups to authorize or authenticate the deletion request.
When an administrator user approves or denies the deletion, you will receive an email.
If the backup location is associated with deduplication databases, then the software automatically performs a data verification job for each database.
For more information, see Verification of Deduplicated Data.
What to Do Next
You must manually prevent the yet to be copied jobs for which the data verification operation is failed from being copied in an auxiliary copy operation.
For instructions, see Prevent Jobs From Being Copied.