Create Active Full Backup Periodically - How is it groomed?

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Create Active Full Backup Periodically - How is it groomed?

Veeam Logoby TGacs » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:55 pm

v9.5 U2

Under <BackupJob> > Advanced > Backup > Active full backup > Create Active Full Backup Periodically checkbox

Backup mode is currently set to Forward Incremental with weekly Create Synthetic Full & Transform Previous to Rollbacks.

Suppose I now enable monthly active full backups.

1) What controls the periodic grooming of these active full backups off of the repository? (i.e., how do they get auto-deleted over time? / how do I control how many months worth are retained?)

2) Would these Active Full backups interact with the current chain of vib/vbk/vrb files in the job, or would the Active Fulls be "standalone" backups?
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Re: Create Active Full Backup Periodically - How is it groom

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:37 am

Active fulls restore points are deleted with the same logic as incrementals, i.e. oldest restore points are to be deleted. As for the chain, when new full restore point is created, the increments will start new chain from this vbk.
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Re: Create Active Full Backup Periodically - How is it groom

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:45 am

Basically, active and synthetic fulls are completely similar in terms of retention, only data source is different.
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Re: Create Active Full Backup Periodically - How is it groom

Veeam Logoby TGacs » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:54 pm

So, grooming is controlled by the job value Restore Points to keep on disk?
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Re: Create Active Full Backup Periodically - How is it groom

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:06 pm

Correct
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