Weekly Backup Cycle
In the GFS scheme, the weekly backup is created during the weekly backup cycle.
Weekly backup cycles always produce full backup files that contain data of the whole machine image as of specific date. When you define retention policy settings for the weekly backup cycle, you specify how many weekly backups you want to retain and define the week day on which the weekly full backup must be created.
Veeam Backup & Replication creates weekly full backups for synthetic and active full backup methods in different ways: