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New backup retention V10

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In V10 you now have the option to specify the retention in days or number of restore points for a backup job. However, on a backup copy job you don't have this option. Here you are only able to specify the number of restore points to keep. Why is this? This sounds a bit inconsistent to me ;-)

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Re: New backup retention V10

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Hello Franc,
Backup copy job has new Immediate copy mode which works great with retention in days.

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Re: New backup retention V10

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Hi,

I'm aware of that, but there you also have to specify number of restore points to keep and not in days. So when the copy job runs multiple times a day, you still have to calculate how many restore point you need for 'x days'. And the number of days on the backup job was introduced to get rid of that calculation ;-)

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Re: New backup retention V10

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Another thing I notice is that in the status panel of an immediate copy job the bottleneck, duration and processing speed is no longer being shown.

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Re: New backup retention V10

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Backup Copy will likely be updated in the next release, to be in line with the primary backup job (including new time-based approach to GFS retention). It was just too many changes to make in a single release + it helps to stabilize the new logic in primary jobs before moving it to backup copy jobs. Thanks!

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[MERGED] Feature Request: Backup Copy Job Retention Policy in Days

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The newly introduced feature to the backup job to set a retention policy in days instead of restore points is great. I'm somehow missing this feature on backup copy jobs.
So assuming I have a retention policy of 30 days on my backup job. The job will run twice a day. Equals in 60 restore points.
Setting my corresponding backup copy job to 30 retention points results in only 15 days of restore points (if my math is right?). So wouldn't it be easier to have the same options for retention policy on backup copy jobs as well?

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Re: New backup retention V10

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Hi Dominik, thanks for the request. Please see above - chances are this change will be introduced some time later.

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[MERGED] Copy job for agent jobs

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Hi,

On a backup job you can define the amount of restore points to keep or define the amount of days.

creating a copy job only let you specify the amount of restore points. Is it possible to define the amount of days as in the backup-job ?

thanks !

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Re: Copy job for agent jobs

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Hi lowlander, no, that's not possible. Thanks!

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Re: Copy job for agent jobs

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Hi Vitaly, thans for the quick response.

Is there any reason or logic why "the amount of days" is not implemented for copy jobs regarding retention option ?

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Re: Copy job for agent jobs

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I guess only because it is a new feature, but eventually, it should come to backup copy jobs too. Please see above for more info.

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