Retention Period DPM 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Folks

    We are using D2D backup and have a proteciton group configured for a 5 day retention period. We want the ability to temporarily extend this retention period so that a backup taken recently is not overwritten after 5 days. My question is if I change the protection group to 10 days will that existing recovery point be preserved or will this only apply to newly created recovery points after the setting is changed to 10 days?

    If by changing the retention timeframe does not affect previously created recovery points, how can I stop DPM overwriting this particular recovery point??



    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:07 AM


  • Hi Adam,

    If you bump retention from 5 to 10 and you currently have 5 days retention, those won't be removed until you have 10 days worth of recovery points.

    Changing retention range has immediate affect.  on all RPs withing a protection group.



    Thanks, Wilson Souza - MSFT This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:15 AM