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Scheduling for Background Retention Policy

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I like that the Retention Policy is now uncoupled from running at end of a successful job. Thanks for implementing that.

Unfortunately, 'daily at 00:30' is highly inconvenient for me. Right now, retention keeps failing because my repository is not reachable at that time and will remain unreachable at that time.

Is there any way to change that to, say, 03:30?

Or better yet, give it the same days-and-time scheduling options everything else gets.

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Re: Scheduling for Veeam Retention Policy

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There's likely a registry value for this, let me check with the devs...
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Re: Scheduling for Veeam Retention Policy

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A registry value would be great, thank you.
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Re: Scheduling for Veeam Retention Policy

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RetentionJobStartTimeHours (DWORD)
RetentionJobStartTimeMins (DWORD)

For 3:30am start time you will need to set them to 3 and 30 respectively.
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Re: Scheduling for Veeam Retention Policy

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Thank you.

This is the path?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication

edit: the retention job didn't trigger at 0:30, so I'm assuming it is the correct path.
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Re: Scheduling for Veeam Retention Policy

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Yeah, virtually all of our registry mods go there.
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Re: Scheduling for Background Retention Policy

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interesting registry values! i assume a VBR restart is needed to activate the schedule once the values have been adjusted?
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Re: Scheduling for Background Retention Policy

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Anyone know of a registry key to disable the background retention job?
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Re: Scheduling for Background Retention Policy

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Hello,
and welcome to the forums.

Why would you disable the background retention? It helps to clean up and as far as I see, that option was removed in V12
JaySt wrote: i assume a VBR restart is needed to activate the schedule once the values have been adjusted?
according to internal documentation, a restart is not needed

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