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nogills
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Veeam Agent stopped deleting old backup files

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I have looked into explanations of how Veeam agent works in terms of retention settings on this website, but still something seems wrong with mine.

I have had Veeam Agent for the past 1.5 years and it has always worked perfectly. Just recently though, it was doing a full backup and said my drive ran out of space...this has never happened before in 1.5 years - it has always made space. I looked at the drive and it was FULL of backup files. It hasn't been deleting them.

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Anyone have any advice on what to do?

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Re: Veeam Agent stopped deleting old backup files

Post by HannesK »

Hello,
and welcome to the forums.

Looks like at some point you turned on monthly active full. That results in up to 38 restore points (one month + 7 days retention). So everything looks fine for me.

With full backups, there are no merges. That's why.

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agent ... tml?ver=50
https://www.veeam.com/kb1932 - you probably switched from "Forward Incremental Forever Backup" to "Active Full Backup"

Best regards,
Hannes

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