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Data Retention

Veeam Logoby gmohar2016 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:42 pm

v9.0.0.1491 I have a backup job (multiple VMs) with a 7 day retention. I now have a request to retain 2 of the VM backups for 90 days. Is there any way I can keep those VMs from aging for 90 days?
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Re: Data Retention

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:09 am

Hello and welcome to the community!
You can leverage backup copy job to make a copy of backups and set separate retention for it.
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Re: Data Retention

Veeam Logoby gmohar2016 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:43 pm

Thanks for the quick reply.
I'm looking for a way to save the current 7 days of backups for 90 days.
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Re: Data Retention

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:47 pm

Do you want to preserve the whole 7-days chain or 1 restore point is enough?
Are you going to save the backups for 90 days periodically?
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Re: Data Retention

Veeam Logoby gmohar2016 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:21 am

Yes - all 7-days... This is a 1-time job - I won't be doing this on a regular basis.
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Re: Data Retention

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:38 am

In this case I would use file copy job to copy that chain.
There is no native backup retention in that job, but you can leverage powershell to remove the folder of backups in X days.
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Re: Data Retention

Veeam Logoby gmohar2016 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:11 pm

Can a file copy be used to do a restore?
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Re: Data Retention

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:15 pm

Do you mean the ability to restore from backups that were copied with the file copy job? Yes, you can import the chain into Veeam B&R any time after that and perform any kind of restore operations.
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Re: Data Retention

Veeam Logoby sanjaykrk » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:37 pm

Shestakov wrote:In this case I would use file copy job to copy that chain.
There is no native backup retention in that job, but you can leverage powershell to remove the folder of backups in X days.


Can we specify a backup repository (containing the backup chains) as a source for file copy job?
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Re: Data Retention

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:23 am 1 person likes this post

No, source of file copy jobs are files and folders. File copy job is a good solution for OP`s case, but if you want to copy new backups from repository you better use backup copy job.
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Re: Data Retention

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:39 pm

Though you definitely can specify the folder that the repository is pointing to as a source for the file copy jobs.
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