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Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby mohammedrabia » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:26 am

Dear Team

I have misunderstanding about retention policy with Veeam backup, currently we are using forever forward incremental backup retention policy for our VMs with 7 backup restore points for each one, please explain for me how I can set the retention policy after 7 restore points and allow the oldest incremental backup to be deleted.

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Re: Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:34 am

Hello Mohammed and welcome to the community!
With forever forward retention, the backups should be deleted automatically. Doesn`t it happen in your case?
Are you sure you have no full backups scheduled?
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Re: Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby mohammedrabia » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:27 am

I thought that i have to set the retention policy manually, ok what is the best scenario for backup mode (Active backup or Synthetic or Forever forward incremental backup) ? and also what to do if i want to take automatically backup every 3 weeks ?
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Re: Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:39 am

It depends on your goal. General recommendation is to use forever forward incremental with Surebackup verification.
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