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Unable to remove SCV policy due to failure to remove related backups

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Applies to

SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere (SCV) 4.x


Trying to delete a policy via REST API fails due to linked backups.
When trying to delete the, usually old backups listed for that policy in nsm_Backup using the following REST API command:
curl -X DELETE "https://<SCV_IP_OR_FQDN>:8144/api/4.1/backups" -H "accept: application/json" -H "Token: <LOGIN_TOKEN>" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d "{ \"listOfBackupIds\": [ { \"backupId\": \"<BACKUP_ID>\" } ]}
(visible via the REST API GUI), the following error occurs:
400   Error: Bad Request
Response body
   "statusMessage": "BAD_REQUETS",
   "statusCode": 400,
   "responseMessage": [
      "Unable to verify backupId <BACKUP_ID>. Please check and specify a valid BackupId."

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