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Example 1

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Assume that you want to keep 30 days of backups, for a job that runs reversed incremental backup once a day.

You can configure 30 restore points and one backup a day. However, if the administrator manually runs the job 4 times during the month, in addition to the schedule, you would end up with 30 restore points in only 26 days, and Veeam Backup & Replication will delete the oldest reversed increments when the number of backups allowed by the retention policy is exceeded (that is, on the 27th day, in our example).

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