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delete restore points

Post by SmithJohn » Nov 13, 2013 3:01 am

E.g. for VM1, 6 snapshots taken so far:
1. Full at 01Jan
2. Incremental at 01Feb
3. Incremental at 01Mar
4. Incremental at 01Apr
5. Incremental at 01May
6. Incremental at 01Jun

Say, someone delete snapshot 1 (Full at 01Jan), what will happen? the remaining snapshots 2 - 6 still useful?

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Re: delete restore points

Post by foggy » Nov 13, 2013 7:12 am

Incremental restore points always rely on the corresponding full backup (VBK), so deleting it will make the entire chain unusable.

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Re: delete restore points

Post by SmithJohn » Nov 13, 2013 7:39 am

then if I delete one of the incremental back up such as 1 April, would other restore points be affected ?

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Re: delete restore points

Post by foggy » Nov 13, 2013 7:47 am

You would be able to restore from previous incremental restore points (up to the corresponding full). Restore points created after the deleted one will be unrecoverable.

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Re: delete restore points

Post by SmithJohn » Nov 14, 2013 1:21 am

Could we set in the Veeam that all the backups as "full backup" ?

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Re: delete restore points

Post by SmithJohn » Nov 14, 2013 4:35 am

May I know how could I delete the restore points through the console or other means?

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Re: delete restore points

Post by foggy » Nov 14, 2013 7:23 am

SmithJohn wrote:Could we set in the Veeam that all the backups as "full backup" ?
Yes, you can specify either active or synthetic full to be created daily in the job settings.
SmithJohn wrote:May I know how could I delete the restore points through the console or other means?
Restore points are deleted according to retention settings specified in the job settings. Deleting restore points manually is not recommended as the corresponding records will remain in the Veeam B&R database and UI (until wiped out by retention).

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Re: delete restore points

Post by SmithJohn » Nov 14, 2013 7:40 am

May I know the method to delete the restore points?

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Re: delete restore points

Post by veremin » Nov 14, 2013 8:14 am

As mentioned, this method is called "Retention policy" and is configured in the job settings (Job settings -> Storage -> Restore point to keep on disk).

Retention policy works differently for different backup methods. The pretty descriptive information regarding it can be found in the corresponding section of our Help Center.

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Re: delete restore points

Post by SmithJohn » Nov 15, 2013 11:05 am

Understand the use of restore points. Just in case I delete one of the restore points through veeam powershell
May I know the use of "remove restore points " veeam shell script would also corrupted the backup chain?

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Re: delete restore points

Post by veremin » Nov 15, 2013 11:08 am

Whatever method is used (be it automatic Powershell method, or manual one), deleting restore point will make restore points dependable on it unusable. Therefore, the usage of native built-in retention policy is recommended, since it will handle this process for you.

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[MERGED] Disk space - deleting old jobs

Post by ashman70 » Dec 04, 2013 4:04 pm

I currently have a client with about 4 VM's using Veeam 6.5 standard to backup to a NAS, as the jobs run, the NAS fills up to the point where the jobs warn me it is running low on space. What I have been doing is going into the NAS and selectively deleting older incremental jobs, however I don't want to jeopardize the ability to do a full restore should the need ever arise. What is the best practice recommended way to deal with this scenario?

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Re: Disk space - deleting old jobs

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 04, 2013 4:14 pm

The recommended way is to adjust retention policy settings to remove old restore points. What backup mode are you using?

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Re: delete restore points

Post by ashman70 » Dec 04, 2013 4:19 pm

I believe I am using reversed incremental. How do you adjust retention?

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Re: delete restore points

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 04, 2013 4:22 pm

You can do that via advanced backup job job settings. Once you do this, please re-run your backup job to remove unnecessary backup files.

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