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Selective delete from NAS

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Hi all. is there any way to selectively purge data from a NAS backup without lowering the overall retenton?

The NAS retention is currently configured for 72 months, but we would like to remove a portion of that dataset (we discovered some relatively large SQL dumps). Another use case, which we have not come across yet, is being able to delete PII in a dataset.

With a normal VM or agent backup, we would use the "delete from disk" option, but with NAS that would remove the entire NAS backup and history.

What would be the best way to go about this?

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Hi Preben,

The only option would be to change the retention. Cheers!

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Re: Selective delete from NAS

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Hi Dima,

Thanks for the confirmation. Can you please consider this a feature request then? :)

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+1 for Preben's FR.

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To clarify: you want to remove all the content related to the specific restore point (i.e. select the restore point and remove it) or you want to remove the specific data without removing other restore point content? Cheers!

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Takling about restore points for NAS backups is probably a bit confusing. The outcome should be that I am able to purge a specific path from all backups between date X and Y.

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Got it, thanks for the clarification.

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...and today it happened :) Did you have the chance to discuss if this is something that will be implemented in an upcoming version?

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Preben,

The upcoming version has been fully packed before this discussion started, so we will get back to this request review for future releases only.

Thanks!

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