My Azure credits burn faster than expected :) So I decided to remove some VM’s and Backup that I used for a customer’s demonstration. Since I don’t use the Azure Portal for configuration anymore, I fired up Powershell and did the Job. With the following commands, I show you how to stop the Backup for a Virtual Machine and delete the associated Recovery Points.
Disable and delete VM Backup
Login-AzureRmAccount # Select Azure RM Subscription Select-AzureRmSubscription -SubscriptionId *************** $container = Get-AzureRmRecoveryServicesBackupContainer -Name VIRTUAL-MACHINE-NAME -ContainerType AzureVM $BackupItem = Get-AzureRmRecoveryServicesBackupItem $container -WorkloadType AzureVM Disable-AzureRmRecoveryServicesBackupProtection -Item $BackupItem -RemoveRecoveryPoints
I know you may think this is quite simple and why is this guy writing a post with only 3 lines of code. It’s because Tom moved our blog to Git and this is my first blog post that I try to upload and don’t wanted to wait :)