Thursday, March 08, 2012 3:24 PM
Please let me know how long time the backups will be maintained in Windows server Backup.
Is there any place where I can go and modify the retention policy?
- Edited by S.Lakshmanan Friday, March 09, 2012 3:45 AM
Monday, March 12, 2012 7:15 AMAny updates?
Monday, March 19, 2012 7:46 AMModerator
Windows Server Backup stores backup versions in volume shadow copies. After the data write is complete, Windows Server Backup creates a shadow copy of the volume where the backup is stored using Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
If the backup storage location is full, Windows Server Backup automatically deletes the oldest backup version to make space for the current backup. Since each backup is stored inside a shadow copy, deleting a backup version is accomplished by simply deleting the corresponding shadow copy.
If you do not delete the corresponding shadow copy, the backup sets will be always reserved.
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Monday, May 07, 2012 10:21 AM