Restore point retention doesn't match actual

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

Restore point retention doesn't match actual

Veeam Logoby B.F. » Tue 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.

Thanks
B.F.
Expert
 
Posts: 107
Liked: 6 times
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:41 pm

Re: Restore point retention doesn't match actual

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue 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.
Dima P.
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 6249
Liked: 440 times
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:07 pm
Location: SPb
Full Name: Dmitry Popov

Re: Restore point retention doesn't match actual

Veeam Logoby B.F. » Tue 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?

Thanks!
B.F.
Expert
 
Posts: 107
Liked: 6 times
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:41 pm

Re: Restore point retention doesn't match actual

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue 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 If some restore point is obsolete, it is removed from the chain
Dima P.
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 6249
Liked: 440 times
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:07 pm
Location: SPb
Full Name: Dmitry Popov

Re: Restore point retention doesn't match actual

Veeam Logoby B.F. » Tue 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. :)

Thanks
B.F.
Expert
 
Posts: 107
Liked: 6 times
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:41 pm


Return to Veeam Agent for Windows



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 9 guests