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Changing GFS Retention Policy

Post by wa15 » Jan 16, 2020 6:11 pm

We just recently started using capacity-tier for archiving 30TB to Azure. Our policy requires 7 years of monthly full backups to be kept. I currently have the backup copy job configured as follows:

Copy every: 5 days
Restore points to keep: 3 days
GFS: 1 weekly, 84 monthly , 0 everything else

I had initially set weekly to 1 to get a sealed backup quicker so that I don't have to wait 30 days for the monthly. But now that I am past that point, I don't want weekly VBKs anymore. So far I have an "M" and a "W" archive point on this job with the M from Jan 4th and W from Jan 13th.

1. To only get monthly VBKs created moving forward, do I simply change the weekly from 1 to 0 in GFS settings?
2. With the above change, what will happen to the current Jan 4th M restore point and Jan 13th W restore point?
3. Any issues with changing the GFS settings while the W and M points are being offloaded currently?

PS: thanks for the continued help received through these forums. It's been very helpful as we ramp up our use of Veeam.

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Re: Changing GFS Retention Policy

Post by HannesK » Jan 17, 2020 8:08 am 1 person likes this post


1: yes
2: retention will be applied and the restore point will be deleted
3: no - the software is able to handle retention changes

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