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Scale-Out Capacity Tier Retention

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Hi,

I'm just wondering how retention on the capacity tier for scale-out repositories works.

1. If my backup jobs are configured to keep 7 restore points and the scale-out repo is configured to copy the backups to object storage immediately. Will 7 restore points be available in scale-out repo object storage and the same 7 locally?
2. Same as above, but I set immutability for object storage to 30 days; will object storage end up with 30 days of backups and only 7 will be kept locally?

Thanks for any input.

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Re: Scale-Out Capacity Tier Retention

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Hello,
the retention works exactly the same like on local repositories.

1. yes, that's why it is called "copy" :-)
2. it will end up with errors. It's not possible to enforce 30 days and 7 days retention at the same time. The immutable time must be lower than the backup job retention time.

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Hannes

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Re: Scale-Out Capacity Tier Retention

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Thanks.

Maybe it should warn you if you try to do that as it definitely lets you :)

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Re: Scale-Out Capacity Tier Retention

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so, what happen with data on Object Storage when Retention when backup job is begun? @HannesK

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Re: Scale-Out Capacity Tier Retention

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I'm not sure I understand the question.

Imagine performance tier + capacity tier as one repository. Ignore the fact, that there are two technologies involved.

The retention is applied as configured in the backup (copy) job.

And it is a good idea to not break with with too high immutability settings :-)

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