When a server gets retired you have the choice of either keeping it for your long term retention required for compliance, or you can delete the machine and data, so you won’t be billed for it.

  • To keep the device and it’s data for the long retention there’s really nothing you need to do other than leave it on the Dashboard of the Cloud Management Console as is. Currently Solarwinds doesn’t have a way of changing the status of the retired devices as archived, so once the server goes offline, the client would just stop connecting to run backups and you’ll see it in the Dashboard list as the others.
  • If you want to remove the retired server and delete all data, do the following:
    • Login to the Cloud Management Console at https://backup.management.
    • Go to the Dashboard.
    • Check the box of the device that you wish to remove.
    • Click on the Delete button at the upper menu.
    • Then you’ll receive the message “The device will become inaccessible. All data backed up on it will be cleared with no possibility of recovery”.
    • Hit Delete to confirm.