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When you remove a protected machine from the Backup Manager, this also deletes all of the Disk Safes associated with the machine. Deleting the protected machine will prevent any tasks associated with it from running. Follow the instructions below to delete a protected machine from Server Backup Manager.

{note:title=Notice}If a protected machine has associated Policies, it cannot be removed.
1. In the Main menu, click *Protected Machines*. The _Protected Machines_ page displays all of the protected machines currently in use.
{info:title=Tip}To find a protected machine, you can use the Search bar at the top of the _Protected Machines_ page. You can also click the _Advanced Filter_ link to open the _Advanced List Filter_ window and perform a more advanced search.
2. To delete the existing protected machine from the Backup Manager, click the corresponding _Actions_ icon for the machine you want to delete and select *Delete Protected Machine*. !Protected Machines - Delete.png|border=1!

3. Confirm your request to delete the protected machine in the Backup Manager by clicking the *Delete* button in the _Delete Protected Machine_ window.

If there is a Disk Safe already created or attached to the protected machine, the following warning message displays:
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To delete the Disk Safes along with the machine, select the *Delete Disk Safes from Disk* check box before clicking the *Delete* button.

The protected machine is deleted and no longer displays on the _Protected Machines_ screen.
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