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Restore point retention doesn't match actual

Post by B.F. » Sep 01, 2015 3:20 pm

Greetings,

We have been using VEB on 3 physical boxes. The "Keep restore points for the last x days when computer was used" is set to 2 for all 3 physical boxes. When I look at the Backups within VB&R, it shows that they all have 3 restore points instead of 2.

Please advise.

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Re: Restore point retention doesn't match actual

Post by Dima P. » Sep 01, 2015 3:40 pm

Hi B.F.,

Retention keeps the set value plus one additional restore point to ensure the backup chain transformation takes place only after the needed day.

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Re: Restore point retention doesn't match actual

Post by B.F. » Sep 01, 2015 3:44 pm

Hmm, then why is it when I set VB&R to backup VM's with 10 restore points, I actually see 10 restore points on disk instead of 11?

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Re: Restore point retention doesn't match actual

Post by Dima P. » Sep 01, 2015 3:53 pm

Because retention in VEB is set in days instead of restore points.
Veeam Endpoint Backup retains restore points for the last N days; the number of days is defined by the user. During every backup job session, Veeam Endpoint Backup checks if there is any obsolete restore point in the backup chain. If some restore point is obsolete, it is removed from the chain

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Re: Restore point retention doesn't match actual

Post by B.F. » Sep 01, 2015 4:09 pm 1 person likes this post

So in summery, when setting the days in VEB, we actually are able to do restores from days+1 ago. This seems confusing and inconsistent with VB&R settings.

Still like VEB however. :)

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