I have questions regarding the retention policy of VBO and the 3-2-1 with VBO:
I’ve some trouble to understand the items-level vs snapshot-based retention policy.
- Items-level retention: in this case I understood that the items that have modified or created date before the retention date won’t be backup. For example, if my retention policy is 1 years all my files that were created or modified before the 26.04.2020 won’t be backup.
- Snapshot-based retention: in this case I understood that the whole data of my mailbox or onedrive are backuped in the actual state. So if my retention policy is set to 1 years I can restore my whole mailbox or whole onedrive from 364 days ago (with all the data including files/mails from 2010 for example).
Another question regarding the 3-2-1 rule:
In VBO we don’t have an option to create an archive of the backup or a full copy of a backup (for example to move it to another location). Is that correct ?
Could anyone confirm that we can backup the VBO Repository (only) via VBR and if needed restore it, create a new backup repository and copy-past the restored data in it ? Would it be possible to use this backup repository with the restored data in VBO ?
Or should we backup the VBO server including the VBO Repository and restore both of them together to have access to the backup data ?
Thank you in advance for your help and have a nice day