Changing the "Keep Backups for the past x days"

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Changing the "Keep Backups for the past x days"

Veeam Logoby upapi » Sat May 20, 2017 9:07 am

Hi there,

I have Upgraded VEB 1.5 to VEB 2.0 9 days ago. In VEB 1.5 the keeping of Backups was set to 14 days. During the Installation of VEB 2 I changed this value to 7. So I expected VEB would rearrange the backup chain after 7 days Computer is running. But nothing happens until now. VEB 2 still keeps all restore Points. Do I have to delete the whole backup chain in order to Keep only the "7-days" restore Points?

Thank you in advance
Uli
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Re: Changing the "Keep Backups for the past x days"

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon May 22, 2017 4:49 am

Uli,

I would think that the next time a backup is run, the merges would happen automatically and the chain is brought back to 7 days worth of restore points (which could be more than 7 though). If this is not the case, please create a support call (But a backup first needs to run to make those merges happen though)

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Re: Changing the "Keep Backups for the past x days"

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed May 31, 2017 10:34 pm

Hi Uli,

Any chance you've enabled periodic active full backup option?
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Re: Changing the "Keep Backups for the past x days"

Veeam Logoby upapi » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:51 pm

Hi all,
thanks for the hints. I've disabled periodic active full backup and now everything works as expected. :-)

Thank you very much
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Re: Changing the "Keep Backups for the past x days"

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:04 am

Great, good to hear

Thanks for letting us know.
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