The Virtual Appliance (VA) comes with a 500 GB disk on which a Backup Repository is created. If you have deployed the Virtual Appliance disks using the Thin Provision option, then the disk does not consume 500 GB of space on your datastore – only the space occupied by VM backups is consumed.
If you still would like to delete the 500GB disk after you have deployed the Virtual Appliance, follow the steps below:
- Log in to NAKIVO Backup & Replication.
- Go to the Configuration > Repositories tab.
- Click Onboard repository
- Click Manage and choose Remove from the menu.
- In the message that opens, click the Remove Repository and Delete Backups button.
- Click Remove to confirm that you wish to remove the Backup Repository.
- Open the vSphere client and launch the console of the VA.
- In the Virtual Appliance interface, select the Exit to system console option and press Enter.
- Enter a login and password (default are
- Run the following command to unmount the volume on which the Backup Repository is located:
- Open the configuration file with the
nanoeditor by running the following command:
- In the editor, delete the line:
dev/mapper/Volume_Group_Backup_Repository_500GB/Logical_Volume_Backup_Repository_500GB /opt/nakivo ext4 defaults 0 2
- Save changes by pressing Ctrl+O, and then pressing Enter.
- Exit the editor by pressing Ctrl+X.
Power off the VA and delete the 500 GB disk.