Transformation Processes

Veeam Backup & Replication can perform additional transformationations in the target backup repository after the backup copying task or at the end of the backup copy interval. Transformation processes are the following:

  • Backup chain transformation

When a new restore point is copied to the target backup repository, Veeam Backup & Replication checks the retention policy settings for the backup copy job. If the limit in restore points is exceeded, Veeam Backup & Replication transforms the backup chain to make room for a new restore point. For more information, see Retention Policy for Backup Copy Jobs.

After the transformation process, Veeam Backup & Replication can perform additional operations: remove data for deleted machines from the backup chain and compact a full backup file.

  • Removal of deleted items

In the backup copy job settings, you can select to maintain retention policy for deleted machines. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication will check the list of machines included in the job and remove data for deleted machines from the backup chain in the target backup repository. For more information, see Specifying Advanced Settings.

  • Full backup file compact

In the backup copy job settings, you can select to periodically compact a full backup file to reduce its size and increase the speed of read and write operations. For more information, see Compact of Full Backup File.

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