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Barracuda Backup

How to Wipe a Barracuda Backup System

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This article refers to the Barracuda Backup Legacy Release firmware or newer.

Wiping a Barracuda Backup Server unlinks it from your account and puts all data and configuration information into a queue to be purged from Barracuda Cloud Storage. The wipe feature also deletes the contents of the local databases on the Barracuda Backup appliance, moves the binary data on the Barracuda Backup appliance into a temporary storage location on the system, and then shuts it down. The next time the Barracuda Backup appliance is booted, the binary data that has been moved is deleted.

In order for the wipe process to succeed, the Barracuda Backup appliance must first be connected to the Internet; verify the appliance has internet connectivity before proceeding.

Use the following steps to wipe a Barracuda Backup Server to unlilnk it from your account:

  1. Enter the Barracuda Backup IP address to log in to the local web interface.
  2. Go to the System > Device Information page, and in the Server Actions section, click Wipe Barracuda Backup Appliance:
  3. The message Wipe Started Successfully displays in the web interface; a warning message displays:
  4. Click OK to complete the unlinking process. Once the Barracuda Backup appliance is unlinked from the account, the Backup Server Wipe Successful page displays, including the Serial Number and Linking Code.
  5. Make note of the serial number and linking code. You can now link the Barracuda Backup appliance to a new account. For details, see How to Link a Barracuda Backup Product as a User or Reseller.

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