When are restore points deleted?

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When are restore points deleted?

Veeam Logoby remko.de.koning » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:59 am

Just to confirm...when are restore points deleted according to their retention policy?
Once the entire job completes or when an individual VM has completed its backup.

I have multiple VM's (24) in one job and I seem to be running out of disk space on my backup repository every so often. From what I understand the old restore points are flushed after the job completes.
If this is true, I might need to split my job into multiple jobs in order to have the cleanup occur earlier.
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Re: When are restore points deleted?

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:18 am

Hello,
Restore points are deleted when the whole job is finished.
What backup method do you use?
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Re: When are restore points deleted?

Veeam Logoby remko.de.koning » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:28 am

I use reverse incrementals with a synthetic full every week and a real full every month. I use a secondary backup job to create GFS to a dedup volume.
Unfortunately, my volume to backup my day2day backups (7 days retention) is limited (hoping to be able to expand early this year). I have to carefully plan when each full is run and when retention points are cleaned.
Especially when a real backup is created. After a real full, the backup chain is started again leaving me with 2 fulls for a period of time.
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Re: When are restore points deleted?

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:38 am

If you do some recovery verification such as Surebackup, there is no need of monthly active fullbackups.
In general it`s not a good practice to keep your backup repository almost full all the time, so I would suggest to expand the repository or free some space on it.
You may also leverage higher deduplication/compression ratios.
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Re: When are restore points deleted?

Veeam Logoby remko.de.koning » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:45 am

OK, will give this a shot. I was under the impression that an active full, once in a while was recommend. I have a weekly surebackup running so I guess if these are succesfull a forever incremental should be sufficient.
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Re: When are restore points deleted?

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:48 am

Yes, that`s correct. And you don`t need to have 2 full backups of every VM.
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