I'm having an issue which is totally based on my limited disk space. I'm trying to do a lot with a little, and maybe someone else has experienced this before.
So my backups are set for a retention rate of 5 incrementals + 1 full backup. I noticed today I have a full chain of 5+1 and now I've started an additional new chain with 1 complete and 1 incremental.
I was under the impression that the previous chain would slowly collapse itself, meaning as each day I gain a new backup point the previous chain of 5+1 will have the full backup merge with the next incremental giving me one less incremental backup. Eventually the full backup of the old chain deleting itself because it has no other incrementals to merge with.
Right now I'm afraid my backups will keep going until space runs out!