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There's more restore points in VBR than Agent is configured to keep

Post by JoeTN » Jan 10, 2020 6:27 pm

Hello forum

I've been using Veeam Agent for some time but just recentIly decided to install VBR 9.5 U4 on my server.
In the Agent on my PC I've configured it to store 14 restore points on the backup repository managed by VBR, but when viewing the job details on the VBR-server, it seems that 18 restore points are saved.

Why is this the case ?
There's probably something I am not aware of...

Images for clarification: https://imgur.com/a/8QgNF0E


Thanks in advance.

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Re: There's more restore points in VBR than Agent is configured to keep

Post by Gostev » Jan 10, 2020 6:40 pm

This is just how incremental backup works... incremental backups are dependent on previous backups in chain.

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Re: There's more restore points in VBR than Agent is configured to keep

Post by Virtuollie » Jan 10, 2020 7:33 pm 1 person likes this post

You are probably using Forward Incremental backup method with periodically (synthetic or active) full backups.
Since all incremental backups are dependent as Gostev pointed out, the amount of restore points to keep you configured is the bare minimum.
Veeam B&R will start deleting restore points once a full cycle can be removed with still 14 points remaining.

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Re: There's more restore points in VBR than Agent is configured to keep

Post by wishr » Jan 13, 2020 1:47 pm

Hi Joe,

Oliver is correct. Please check out this article for details on how retention is applied.

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Re: There's more restore points in VBR than Agent is configured to keep

Post by JoeTN » Jan 13, 2020 7:35 pm 1 person likes this post

Ahhh... Makes sense now, thanks for pointing out guys :-)

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