Backup Retention After Clean Install

Backup agent for Microsoft Windows servers and workstations (formerly Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE)

Backup Retention After Clean Install

Veeam Logoby Technogod » Thu May 04, 2017 4:49 pm

I uninstalled VEB and installed VAW RTM. The database still showed my previous backups. I configured VAW for backup encryption. Next backup was a full backup. Will my previous backups with VEB be automatically removed according to their retention or will I have to remove them manually? I doesn't look like they are being removed.
Posts: 115
Liked: 19 times
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:52 am

Re: Backup Retention After Clean Install

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri May 05, 2017 3:34 pm


After encryption is enabled VAW performs Active Full Backup. In such case backup files are not removed immediately by retention, instead the whole chain will be deleted when the latest increment is retired.
Dima P.
Veeam Software
Posts: 7956
Liked: 570 times
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:07 pm
Location: Prague
Full Name: Dmitry Popov

Return to Veeam Agent for Windows

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests