Backup Retention Policy

Restore points in the backup chain are not kept forever. They are removed according to the retention policy. The retention policy helps maintain the life cycle of restore points and make sure that backup files do not consume the whole disk space.

Backup retention policy depends on the edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows:

You can also specify the retention policy for outdated backups — backups for which Veeam Agent does not create new restore points within a specified time period. To learn more, see Retention Policy for Outdated Backups.


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