Step 7. Specify GFS Retention Policy

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    This step of the wizard is available if the following conditions are met:

    • You use the Workstation or Server edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.
    • You have chosen to save backup files on a local storage, in a network shared folder, on a Veeam backup repository, or on a Veeam Cloud Connect repository.

    To configure GFS retention policy settings for the backup job:

    1. Select the Click Configure at one of the following steps of the wizard:
    1. In the Configure GFS window, do the following:
    1. If you want to create weekly restore points for archival purposes, select the Keep weekly full backups for check box. Then specify the number of weeks during which you want to prevent restore points from being modified and deleted.

    In the If multiple full backups exist, use the one from list, select a week day when Veeam Agent must assign the weekly GFS flag to a full restore point.

    1. If you want to create monthly restore points for archival purposes, select the Keep monthly full backups for check box. Then specify the number of months during which you want to prevent restore points from being modified and deleted.

    In the Use weekly full backup for the following week of a month list, select a week when Veeam Agent must assign the monthly GFS flag to a full restore point. A week equals 7 calendar days; for example, the first week of May is days 1–7, and the last week of May is days 25–31.

    1. If you want to create yearly restore points for archival purposes, select the Keep yearly full backups for check box. Then specify the number of years during which you want to prevent restore points from being modified and deleted.

    In the Use monthly full backup for the following month list, select a month when Veeam Agent must assign the yearly GFS flag to a full restore point.

    Step 7. Specify GFS Retention Policy NOTE

    If you select to assign multiple types of GFS flags, the flags begin to depend on each other. For more information on this dependency, see Assignment of GFS Flags section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Step 7. Specify GFS Retention Policy 

    Related Topic

    Long-Term Retention Policy (GFS).