Question about old chains and registry value

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Question about old chains and registry value

Veeam Logoby Ghent55 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:02 pm

Hi,

I have a question. I currently use Veeam Agent for Windows. I implemented a policy of restore points, and the oldest chain is being deleted like normal (through VBM tracking). However, I have used Veeam Backup and Replication and it worked fine for drive rotations and such. I used registry value "ForceDeleteBackupFiles" with B&R with success. Is there a way to allow drive rotations to work with Veeam Agent? Also is it possible to delete old chains without full tracking of the VBM file? Has anyone been able to get the registry value to work with Agent?

I do know forward incremental used by Agent is limited, but just trying to figure out a solution. Thanks!
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Re: Question about old chains and registry value

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:51 am

Hi Braxton,

Working with rotating drives is supported: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agent ... tml?ver=20

the way it works is that it will create 2 chains (if you are rotating with 2 devices).

What edition of VAW are you running?
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Re: Question about old chains and registry value

Veeam Logoby Ghent55 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:55 am

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Re: Question about old chains and registry value

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:19 am

I don't think the registry value can be used with VAW, but what exactly do you want to achieve. When you insert a rotating device, that it automatically deletes all the backups on the drive?
Because with rotating devices the chain will also be transformed depending on the restore point policy so nothing needs to be done actually
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Re: Question about old chains and registry value

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:11 pm

Braxton,

As Mike mentioned you just need to register your USB drives as a removable media in Control Panel as VAW fully supports rotated media scenario. Regisrty key is not required (and wont work) :wink:
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