A little ‘Oops’ moment as we all have them. I was cleaning up an old decommissioned site today in Veeam and I ran across a small error that I figured I would share. When you setup Veeam you can setup ‘configuration backup’ to a repository to backup the Veeam configuration. I was storing my configuration backups on a remote repository, however forgot that it was the repository I was removing that I had put them on. When I went to remove the old repository I was met with a message (I fixed the issue before I snapped the screenshot of the actual error, sorry!):
“<backup repository name> is used for configuration backup.”
It also makes mention to change the backup repository for storing the configuration backup to another before you’re able to remove the backup repository. I took a look at the History tab and found this error as well.
The error tells you what to do, but it may not be intuitive and you could be searching for a little bit. Honestly I only go into this menu to check licensing status. I figured I’d put up a post to show you what it’s talking about. You gain access to the Configuration Backup settings through the Veeam console settings menu.