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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

GFS Cycles

Veeam Backup & Replication uses a number of cycles to retain backups for different periods of time according to the GFS retention scheme:

GFS Cycles Important!

The full backup can be marked as weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or yearly. When transforming weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly backup chains, Veeam Backup & Replication checks flags set for the full backup file. If the full backup file belongs to some other retention policy tier and must be retained on the target backup repository, such backup file will not be removed.

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