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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by foggy » Apr 07, 2015 12:51 pm

Most likely this is what has happened.

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by dbrewood » Apr 08, 2015 8:42 am

Well I'm happy to say after adding an extra 1Tb of storage VEEAM completed a backup last night. It created a massive incremental file, likely though as it had missed the designated day for the full backup, but after doing that it did clear out and delete the full backup and incrementals from 2 weeks ago. So I'm now more confident that the issue will be resolved once we complete the week and the next full backup runs at weekend.

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by foggy » Apr 08, 2015 9:50 am

Glad you're fine now. Keep monitoring and feel free to ask for assistance, if required.

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by dbrewood » Apr 08, 2015 10:29 am

Not a problem will do, fingers are firmly crossed :)

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[MERGED] Retention policy

Post by bernpaquet » Jun 01, 2016 12:03 pm

Hi! We've been using Veeam Backup and replication V9 for 3 weeks now. We set up backup jobs to keep 7 restore points on disk so at the end a the weeks (friday) we send the chain on tape and create a synthetic full backup after. I Would expect that previous backups would be deleted but it seems that it even if we set the retention policy to 7 restore points, it keeps 14 restore points before deleting it. If someone could help me, it would be appreciate. since we are new to Veeam maybe we miss something on the configuration. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by P.Tide » Jun 01, 2016 12:44 pm

Hi,

That's expected, please see this article and animation.

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by shirag » Nov 22, 2016 8:04 am

hello,

i'm using v 9.0.0.1715.
My backup mode is forever incremental .
The restore points pass the limit i set and my disk is getting off the limit.

what can be the problem?

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 22, 2016 9:09 am

How many restore points do you have configured in the retention policy? How many do you see on the disk and when opening the restore wizard?

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by shirag » Nov 22, 2016 10:18 am

i set 120 restore points and i have 134 on disk.
we start using veeam 4 month ago..

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by veremin » Nov 22, 2016 10:43 am

What kind of job is it? Backup or backup copy one? Can you provide us with with screenshots of job retention settings and full backup settings in case of backup job? Thanks.

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by shirag » Nov 22, 2016 11:13 am

sorry i'm still learning about veeam..
how can i know what kind of job is it?

*the settings at restore points to keep on disk : 120
*[V]configure secondary destinations for this job.

there is another place with settings about retention policy?

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p.s
how can i upload a screenshoot? i can not see where i got this option...

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by veremin » Nov 22, 2016 11:43 am

This is a backup job, and this is a backup copy one. In your case, it seems to be a backup job. So, I'd like to see these setting as well.

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by foggy » Nov 22, 2016 12:15 pm

Also, have you ever made manual active fulls for this job? What kind of restore points do you have on disk - how many of them are VBK files and how many are VIB files?

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by shirag » Nov 22, 2016 2:49 pm

1)i use backup job.
2)backup mode is :incremental with no option to create synthtic full backups priodically.
3)i have 2 vbk files from each backup job and the others are VIB files. between the 2 VBK file i have 2 months .

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by foggy » Nov 22, 2016 2:59 pm

shirag wrote:3)i have 2 vbk files from each backup job and the others are VIB files. between the 2 VBK file i have 2 months .
Not sure why you're mentioning several jobs, we're talking about a single job, right? So the oldest VBK along with related increments will be deleted once the second chain (starting from the second VBK) will reach the specified number of restore points (120).

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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by shirag » Nov 22, 2016 3:24 pm

I think i understand now why it's not delete it..i didnt notice that i have 2 chain.
Can i delete the oldest vbk file manualy and the vib files that before the second chain?
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Re: Backup files not deleted according to retention policy

Post by foggy » Nov 22, 2016 3:27 pm

Yes, in case you do not need them, they can be safely deleted. You can then remove them from Veeam B&R UI as well.

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