How to delete a recovery services vault which has a failed backup job and the storage account of the job has already been deleted?

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2024-06-17T13:19:22.66+00:00

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I need to delete this in order to delete the recovery services vault. Could you tell me how I can do so?

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  1. Dan Rios 1,815 Reputation points MVP
    2024-06-17T14:08:41.1066667+00:00

    Hi,

    You'll need to delete the backup items for the storage account before you can delete the vault: Go to the vault > Backup items > Click the three dots on the far left, 'stop backup' then 'delete backup data.

    If there was soft-delete enabled, you'll then need to disable that too, so it removes the items from soft-delete before you can proceed further, see: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-security-feature-cloud?tabs=azure-portal#enable-and-disable-soft-delete

    Once done, you should be able to remove the vault. The Microsoft docs actually has a very good and comprehensive guide on how to do this which you can follow here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-delete-vault?tabs=portal#delete-a-recovery-services-vault

    Note: this is destructive, it will remove the vault!

    Hope this helps, if it does, please mark as accepted so others can benefit from the solution.


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