VEB 1.5 retention

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VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Pat490 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:53 am

I have 1 remote server that I backup with VEB 1.5.0.306 to local VBR repository.
As retention I have set VEB to keep restore points for 90 days but when I look in the repository folder I see files from december 2016. Why is that?
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Re: VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:58 am

Hi Patrick,

Please open File level restore and check the dates for this restore point in the wizard (restort point step).
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Re: VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Pat490 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:14 pm

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Re: VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Pat490 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:28 am

any idea why I have retention points up to 184 days ago?
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Re: VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:21 pm

More likely it’s a UI bug (creation date is displayed instead of modification date) – I do remember we had it in the past and it was marked as fixed. Kindly, open a support case and let support team check the application logs.
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Re: VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Pat490 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:48 am

support case 02185545
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Re: VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:51 am

Patrick,

What is your backup schedule? It looks like you are only taking backups every once and a while? The 90 days in the UI means 90 days of actual backups. So imagine you have stated 5, but you only backup weekly, you would see backups for 5 weeks (one per week)
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Re: VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Pat490 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:56 am

I have set it to weekly. So with 90 days retention I should see approx. 12 backups, right? But I do see 30 with dates back to december 2016!
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Re: VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:06 am

It is a bit different,

Look here: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agent ... tml?ver=20 (I know it is for VAW 2.0 but the logic is the same)

Especially: For retention policy settings, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows takes into account not calendar days but days on which backup files were successfully created.
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Re: VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Pat490 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:04 am

hmm... so if I understand this correct now...

on a server running 24/7 and I have set weekly backups every friday and retention to 90 days, I will end up with 90 weekly backup files?

If I want backups for 3 months back, I set retention to 12 ( 3 months x 4 weeks)?
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Re: VEB 1.5 retention

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:09 am

Yes, I believe that is correct. To be sure, you might want to look at your restore points today and look at the one from 3 months back and then count the ones that are newer to get the amount needed
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