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Re: Job Set for 14 Mount Points - 46 exist

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:04 am

The oldest restore points will be deleted, once there are at least 25 points, counting from the second oldest full backup. Thanks.
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Re: Job Set for 14 Mount Points - 46 exist

Veeam Logoby digitlman » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:14 pm

Well, I am almost out of space. I think setting this to 18 will do the trick.

Other than manually deleting the files, or changing the "remove deleted vm data" to 1, how can I run a clean-up?
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Re: Job Set for 14 Mount Points - 46 exist

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:03 pm

Then, make sure that there are 18 restore points, starting from the second oldest full backup.

"Remove deleted vm data" has nothing to do with the number of restore points kept on disks, but rather with the VMs that are no longer present in the job.

The restore points clean-up is totally orchestrated via retention policy. Apart from automated retention policy and manual restore point deletion, there is no way how you can decrease the number of restore points.

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Re: Job Set for 14 Mount Points - 46 exist

Veeam Logoby Karatekav » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:18 pm

What if I decide to change a forward incremental job to instead start doing reverse incremental. Would the same restore points still be removed when its their turn?
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Re: Job Set for 14 Mount Points - 46 exist

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:26 pm

The first restore point after switching will be a full one, the number of restore points will be kept according to the retention settings.
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Re: Job Set for 14 Mount Points - 46 exist

Veeam Logoby Karatekav » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:51 pm

thanks also are reverse incrementals not more I/O intensive than froward incrementals?
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Re: Job Set for 14 Mount Points - 46 exist

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:53 pm 1 person likes this post

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Re: Job Set for 14 Mount Points - 46 exist

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:31 pm

I must say I am so looking forward to finally putting this thread to the rest with the new default backup mode in v8 ;)
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Re: Job Set for 14 Mount Points - 46 exist

Veeam Logoby lp@albersdruck.de » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:52 am 1 person likes this post

Gostev wrote:I must say I am so looking forward to finally putting this thread to the rest with the new default backup mode in v8 ;)


So give us v8 then! :twisted:
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[MERGED] : Retention point setting not honored

Veeam Logoby samh22a » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:13 am

Hi,

We've found out veeam was not honoring our retention point setting earlier today.

Job is configured to retain 2 retention points.

Looking at the backup , we can see up to 20+ backup in some cases.

Support is telling us it's a combination of incremental backups + dynamic env ( lots of new vm added everyday)

They are suggesting to go with a reverse incremental job, which is not recommended since we are using a Dell DR4100 appliance.

any other option ??

thanks
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Re: Job Set for 14 Mount Points - 46 exist

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:34 am

Your post has been merged into existing discussion. Kindly, check the answers provided above; should clarify situation for you. Thanks.
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[MERGED] I have more restore points than I should - Please h

Veeam Logoby atike » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:58 am

Hi All,

I have Veeam B&R 7.0.0.871.

My restore points for my two back up tasks (Daily and weekly) are greater than what I have set in the actual job Retention Policy settings.

Details of the settings for my Jobs =
Daily Job, "Restore points to keep on disk" = 10
Weekly Job, Restore points to keep on disk = 4

The actual results and the details from "Backups > Disks > Job" =
Daily Job, I have 18 restore points available....
Weekly Job, I have 11 restore points available....


Please can someone advise where I'm going wrong??! It must be a setting somewhere..


Cheers,
Alex
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Re: I have more restore points than I should - Please help

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:03 am

Hi Alex,
Are you using forward incremental backup method for your backup jobs? How often is full backup scheduled?
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Re: I have more restore points than I should - Please help

Veeam Logoby atike » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:09 am

Hi Nikita,

Thanks for getting back quickly!

Yes, I am using the forward incremental backup method... (I assume this, as of the two options = "Reversed Incremental", and "Incremental" - "Incremental" is the one selected :))

The synthetic full is scheduled for every Saturday....

Thanks :)
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Re: I have more restore points than I should - Please help

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:42 am 1 person likes this post

Alex, we are always ready to talk with our customers :)

So, your backup method is forward incremental. It makes Full backup(.vbk file) + chain of incremental backups(.vib files). The thing is, if you delete .vbk file all dependent .vibs will be useless since they contain "deltas" from the full backup file(.vbk). That`s why VBR waits until you have enough "new" restore points after Synthetic full to satisfy the retention policy and then deletes the old chain.
You can also find an explanation in the User Guide.

If you have a lack of space in the backup repository, you can enable transform previous backup chains into rollback option or switch to Forward Incremental-Forever Backup or Reverse Incremental backup methods.
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