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I'm trying to understand retention policy & vmotion. I have 4 hosts and a backup job for each host. Last night one of the jobs failed to backup one vm. This morning the vm was migrated to anoter host. I later told the Backup to "Retry Job", and the job ran successfully, but nothing was backed up.
If I understand correctly, Veeam deletes old backups based on vm restore points in the backup. If I have selected 4 "Restore points to keep on disk", and a vm is migrated to another host, will my HostBackup fail to remove old backups.
Also, I'm thinking that backing up by datastore, would be a better option, since some of our vm's share the same datastore, and due to time constraints, one of our 4 HostBackups may be backing up the same datastore at the same time and cause performance issues.
I like the "Host" backup option because, someone may add a new datastore and vm, and the backup job will just pick it up.
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