Deleting a backup plan - Amazon Backup
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Deleting a backup plan

You can delete a backup plan only after all associated selections of resources have been deleted. These selections are also known as resource assignments. If these have not been deleted prior to deletion of the backup plan, the console will display the error: "Related backup plan selections must be deleted prior to backup plan deletion." Use the console or use DeleteBackupSelection.

Deleting a backup plan deletes the current version of the plan. The current and previous versions, if any, still exist, but they are no longer listed on the console under Backup plans.


When a backup plan is deleted, existing backups are not deleted. To remove existing backups, delete them from the backup vault using the steps in Deleting backups.

To delete a backup plan using the Amazon Backup console
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console, and open the Amazon Backup console at

  2. In the navigation pane on the left, choose Backup plans.

  3. Choose your backup plan in the list.

  4. Select any resource assignments that are associated with the backup plan.

  5. Choose Delete.