If you no longer need a particular storage, you can delete it. If the storage you delete is an Exchange Server database, the deletion of the storage may affect the database files associated with that storage. Please consider information in this section before deleting a storage.
To delete a storage
- To delete a source storage, expand the Source Storages node in the left pane.
To delete a target storage, expand the Target Storages node in the left pane.
- Right-click the storage you want to delete, and then click Delete on the shortcut menu.
If the storage being deleted is an Exchange Server database you extracted from backup by using Recovery Manager for Exchange, the database files are deleted from the location to which they were extracted. To register that storage again, you will have to extract the database from backup again which may be a lengthy operation.
If the storage you delete is an offline Exchange store database or Lotus Domino database extracted without using Recovery Manager for Exchange, the deletion of that storage does not result in the deletion of the database files. For example, you may dismount an Exchange store, and register that store as a source storage with Recovery Manager for Exchange. The deletion of such a storage does not affect the database files.
If the storage you delete is an Exchange Server or Exchange Online mailbox or public folder hierarchy, or .pst file, the deletion of that storage only closes the connection to that mailbox, public folder hierarchy, or pst file, and removes the corresponding item from the Recovery Manager Console. The mailbox, public folder hierarchy, or .pst file remains intact. The data is retained in the mailbox, public folder hierarchy, or .pst file associated with the storage you remove. You can register that mailbox, public folder hierarchy, or .pst file as a storage again, when needed.