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Retention Policy

Post by FTL » Oct 11, 2019 11:40 am

Hi,

Im reading all the docs and think im getting myself in even more of a muddle.

If I want 1 full backup Every Sunday then Incrementals Monday through Saturday;

Do i set the "Restore Points to keep on disk" to 1 or to 6?

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Re: Retention Policy

Post by DGrinev » Oct 11, 2019 12:01 pm

Hi,

With the restore points to keep 7 in Forward Incremental backup chain, for example, you will have 14 RPs at max.
Please check this very useful KB1799: Animated Retention Policies\Modes.

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Re: Retention Policy

Post by FTL » Oct 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Hi,

So they used 3 days in the animated example, for me then if i have undderstood correctly....

Sun - Full
Mon - Inc
Tue - Inc
Wed - Inc
Thur - inc
Fri - inc
Sat - Inc
Sun - Full - after this full job completes it delete's everything prior

So to achieve this i set the days to keep to 6, the subsequent Sunday full will be the 7th day so will complete and then remove everything from Sat back, leaving just that Sunday full on disk before starting its incrementa chain again the next night?

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Re: Retention Policy

Post by DGrinev » Oct 11, 2019 1:33 pm

Nope.
The retention policy can remove backups only if it guarantees that you will stay with 6 restore points after (1 full + 5 increments).

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Re: Retention Policy

Post by FTL » Oct 11, 2019 2:21 pm

Ok so i need to set it to 7 then.

Apolgies this is prob the simplest question you will recieve all day but ive read myself into a scrambled mess.

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Re: Retention Policy

Post by DGrinev » Oct 11, 2019 2:30 pm

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