CCFCIT wrote:Is there any way to have it take into account the rotation of the drives? (like setting it to keep 56 recovery points?)
With extending retention policy setting and not mixing drives, meaning that on the 5th week you should insert the 1st drive, then I believe it should work.
CCFCIT wrote:for the files to be there when the system goes to remove them, the retention would have to be set to 77. This would keep 3 sets of backups on the drive until Friday of the 3rd month and then it would be able to clean them off as the file are there, unless we miss the drive swap at some time. am I correct in thinking it works this way?
Yes, you cannot miss the swap drive, however there is no need to keep 77 restore points if you need just 2 weeks and have 4 drives. On every drive you will have 7 backup files, it means that you will have 7 * 4 = 28 restore points in total. In order to remove the 1st backup chain on the first drive you should set 22 as your retention policy.
This will lead to the following behavior:
1st drive: 1f + 6i
2nd drive: 1f + 6i
3rd drive: 1f + 6i
4th drive 1f + 6i
When you insert the 1st drive, Veeam backup server will create new full and then remove 1f + 6i files.
P.S. btw, it has almost slipped my mind, but the easiest way
would be to use our latest patch and these reg keys to cleanup all the files > v7 Backup Copy Job removable media (rotated drives)