Changed retention and lost data RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Quick question.  I changed the retention time on a protection group and have lost a chunk of data from the backup.  Is there any way that I can get that back?

    Thanks in advance

    Friday, March 13, 2015 7:19 AM

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  • Just spoken to Microsoft support.  If you change a retention policy on a protection group the recovery points are deleted and the data is lost for all eternity :(

    Lesson learned.

    Monday, March 16, 2015 10:45 AM
  • Hi,

    Unfortunately this is the case!

    I just wanted to add the fact that recovery points on tape will still be available, but marked as expired, when you shorten your retention time in the protection groups. Maybe not applicable in your scenario, but could save someone else day!

    Monday, March 23, 2015 11:37 PM