Removing Azure Backup Services Made Easy

In this article, we will guide you on how to manually remove Azure Backup services. While there are alternative options available, we will focus on the manual removal process.

If you wish to remove Azure Backup services, you need to manually handle the following requirements:

  • Change Vault properties (Disable Soft Delete and Security features)
  • Stop Backup and Delete Cloud Protected Items (Backup items)
  • Cleanup associations of Servers and Storage Accounts (Servers and Storage accounts & Go to Backup Infrastructure)
  • Disable Replication for Site Recovery Replicated Items (Site Recovery Items)
  • Clean up dependencies related to your Site Recovery Replicated Items (Replication Policies, Servers)
  • Remove Private Endpoint Connections

Step 1: Change Vault Properties

Start by opening the Recovery Service vault. Click on Properties under Settings, then open the Security Settings tab. Uncheck the options for Enable Soft Delete for cloud workloads and Enable Soft Delete and Security features. Finally, click Update to save the changes.

Step 2: Stop Backup and Delete Cloud-Protected Items

Next, navigate to Backup items under the Protected items section. Identify the two Backup items that are currently running.

Backup items

Step 3: Delete Backup Data

In the Backup items section, select the Azure Virtual Machine. Click on the three dots on the right-hand side and choose Delete backup data.

Azure virtual machine

Step 4: Delete Backup Item

Enter the name of the Backup item, select the reason, and click Delete.

Delete backup

Step 5: Removing Backup Items (Azure Backup Agent)

In the Backup items section, click on the Azure Backup Agent and then select View details.

Azure backup agent

Step 6: Click on the Computer Name

In the Backup item, you will find a running server. Click on the Computer name.

Computer name

Step 7: Click Delete


Step 8: Select the Check Box

Enter the Server name, choose the reason, enter a comment, select the check box, and finally click Delete.

Check box and delete

Step 9: Refresh the Backup Items

After completing the removal, refresh the Backup items tab. You should not see any remaining backup items.

backup items

Step 10: Click Delete in the Overview


Step 11: Select the Checkbox and Confirm

Select Delete Manually, check the checkbox to confirm, and click Yes.

select the check box and confirm

Congratulations! You have successfully removed Azure Backup services.


In this article, we have provided clear steps on how to remove the Azure Backup service manually. If you have any further questions, please feel free to comment below the article.

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