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Inactive protection group - purging automatically RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a disk based protection which is set for a 14 day retention. We've removed several file servers and have moved them into inactive protection. But we don't want things to purge automatically after 14 days. Does it hang onto data until we tell it to purge, or do we (can we) do something to hold onto these files indefinitely?

    If something is in active protection and it for some reason isn't able to back up for 14 days, will it purge that data?  Or does it just keep it around until it can make the next backup and keep the last 14 days of successful backups?

    Thanks in advance for the clarifications!

    Friday, March 6, 2015 9:19 PM

Answers

  • Hi Russ!

    Recovery points for datasources moved into "Inactive Protection" stay forever, until you delete them manually.

    As I understand, recovery points for active datasources are destroyed according the schedule, disregarding the possibility to create new recovery points. I.e. your active datasource may have no recovery points at all, one day.


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    • Edited by Kirill Nikolaev Sunday, March 8, 2015 11:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by Russ J Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:14 AM
    Sunday, March 8, 2015 11:33 PM

All replies

  • Hi Russ!

    Recovery points for datasources moved into "Inactive Protection" stay forever, until you delete them manually.

    As I understand, recovery points for active datasources are destroyed according the schedule, disregarding the possibility to create new recovery points. I.e. your active datasource may have no recovery points at all, one day.


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    • Edited by Kirill Nikolaev Sunday, March 8, 2015 11:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by Russ J Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:14 AM
    Sunday, March 8, 2015 11:33 PM
  • Perfect - that was my understanding on the Inactive Protection - I really had no idea on active.  But I guess that's an easier one to test the behavior - I've just never done it.  

    Thanks for your reply!

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:15 AM