Configuring Global Retention Settings

You can configure global retention settings — specify how Veeam Backup for AWS must retain the following data:

Configuring Retention Settings for Obsolete Snapshots and Replicas

If an EC2 instance is no longer processed by a backup policy (it was removed from the backup policy or the backup policy no longer exists), its cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas become obsolete. Retention policy specified in backup policy settings does not apply to obsolete snapshots and replicas. They are removed from AWS according to their own retention settings.

To configure retention settings for obsolete snapshots and replicas, complete the following steps:

  1. At the top right corner of the Veeam Backup for AWS window, click Configuration.
  2. In the configuration menu on the left, click Settings.
  3. On the Retention tab, in the Obsolete snapshots retention section, select one of the following options:

This option is selected by default.

With this option selected, obsolete snapshots and replicas will remain in AWS for the specified number of days or months after the EC2 instance stops being processed by a backup policy. When this period is over, Veeam Backup for AWS will remove obsolete snapshots and replicas from AWS.

  1. Click Save.

Configuring Retention Settings for Session Records

Veeam Backup for AWS stores records on performed sessions in the configuration database. Session records are removed from the configuration database according to retention settings.

To configure retention settings for session records:

  1. At the top right corner of the Veeam Backup for AWS window, click Configuration.
  2. In the configuration menu on the left, click Settings.
  3. On the Retention tab, in the Session retention section, select one of the following options:
  • Select Keep all sessions if you do not want Veeam Backup for AWS to remove session records from the configuration database.
  • Select Keep only last <n> days/months to specify the number of days or months for which session records must be kept in the configuration database.

With this option selected, Veeam Backup for AWS will remove from the configuration database session records that are older than the specified number of days or months.

By default, Veeam Backup for AWS keeps session records in the configuration database for the last 365 days.

  1. Click Save.

Restoring Global Retention Settings to Default Values

To restore global retention settings to default values, click Reset to Defaults, click Yes to confirm the operation, and then click Save.

Configuring Global Retention Settings 

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