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Backups are kept longer than intended

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Hi,

at my job, I have set the backups to remain for 7 days. However, there are now 13 days of backups on my local storage.
Do I need to set another setting so that the old backups are automatically removed?

I have set this setting in the following place:
Edit Job -> Local Storage -> Keep backups for X days.
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Re: Backups are kept longer than intended

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Hello

Welcome to the forum.
Do you have configured weekly full backups?
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agent ... tml?ver=60

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Re: Backups are kept longer than intended

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No, I dont. You mean the periodically option, correct?
Local Storage -> Advanced -> BAckup Tab -> Create active full backups periodically?
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Re: Backups are kept longer than intended

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Correct.
Enable periodically full backups would lead to 7-14 days of restore points with a retention of 7 days.

The only other thing I can think of is your PC only created restore points on 7 days within the last 13 days.
You can read more here how the retention policy works in Free and Workstation Editions:
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agent ... tml?ver=60

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