I've read the v8 User Guide on this a few times, I just need more help.
Presently my on-site backups use a Simple Retention Policy. I run a Full backup once per month, and an Incremental daily for rest of the month. My retention policy keeps 365 restore points, so theoretically I end up with 12 Full backups per year, along with around 30 daily backups for each month.
I am now adding Cloud Connect into the picture, and it isn't feasible to store this way off-site. I need to configure the GFS Retention Policy for Backup Copy Jobs. I am focused on this screen:
What I would like to have at the end of a year:
30 days of daily restore points, one for each of the previous 30 days.
Weekly restore points for the previous 12 weeks
Monthly restore points for the previous 12 months
After running this way for a full calendar year, this is what I'd want to see on Jan 1:
December – a restore point for every day, 30 total
Oct, Nov – weekly restore points, 8 total
Jan – Sept – a monthly restore point, 9 total
How do I configure the screen above to achieve this?
And while at it, Does this make sense?