How to configure backupcopy for my retention policies

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How to configure backupcopy for my retention policies

Veeam Logoby pberthol » Tue May 23, 2017 6:56 pm

Hi,

How configure correctly Backupcopy job to do that :
One backup for each month for actual year (overwrite each month)
One backup for each year

example :

January 31 2017
February 28 2017
March 31 2017
April 30 2017
....
until december
Year 2016 (31 december)
Year 2015 (31 december)
Year 2014 (31 december)
Year 2013 (31 december)
Year 2012 (31 december)
Year 2011 (31 december)

thx
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Re: How to configure backupcopy for my retention policies

Veeam Logoby john.wood » Wed May 24, 2017 10:31 am

Hi,

You want to look at the backup copy job using GFS.

You want 0 Weekly
12 Monthly Copies ( 1 for every month )
0 Quarterly
7 Yearly Copies ( 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Check out the restore point estimator, it might be able to help you.: http://rps.dewin.me

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Re: How to configure backupcopy for my retention policies

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Wed May 24, 2017 10:49 am

Hi and welcome to the community!

Additionally, I'd recommend you to review this article about GFS retention policy.
Also, you will be able to schedule monthly backup copies to run on the last day of each month.
The same for the yearly backup copy on the last day of December.
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Re: How to configure backupcopy for my retention policies

Veeam Logoby pberthol » Wed May 24, 2017 6:20 pm

thx,

first option is Restore points to keep

how i set restores points in this option ?


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Re: How to configure backupcopy for my retention policies

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Thu May 25, 2017 10:19 am

Hi,

It depends only on your requirements, please review this article about Retention policy.
It is also important, what backup copy interval was established.

Thanks!
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Re: How to configure backupcopy for my retention policies

Veeam Logoby lowlander » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:28 am

Hi,

does the retention of restore points only work when the copy job is scheduled, or should it also work when you manually perform a sync now operation on the backup copy job ?
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Re: How to configure backupcopy for my retention policies

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:09 pm

Sync now creates new restore point. The retention policy is tied to number of restore points to keep. So, retention will be activated, even if you run Sync Now operation manually. Thanks.
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Re: How to configure backupcopy for my retention policies

Veeam Logoby lowlander » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:21 pm

Thanks, I tested this and seems to be that oldest one (.vbk) will be moved forward once a day. is this expected behaviour ?
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Re: How to configure backupcopy for my retention policies

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:28 pm

Correct, that's the way retention works for forward forever incremental chain. Thanks.
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