Configuring Global Retention Settings

In this article

    You can configure global retention settings to specify for how long the following data must be retained in the configuration database:

    Configuring Retention Settings for Obsolete Snapshots and Replicas

    If an 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 settings configured when creating backup policies do not apply to obsolete snapshots — these snapshots are removed from the configuration database according to their own retention settings.

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

    1. Switch to the Configuration page.
    1. Navigate to Settings > Retention.
    2. In the Obsolete snapshots retention section, select one of the following options:

    If you select this option, Veeam Backup for AWS will first wait for the specified period of time after an instance stops being processed by a backup policy, and then will remove its obsolete snapshots from the configuration database as soon as the period is over.

    1. Click Save.

    Important

    Global retention settings apply to all cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas. If an instance is still processed by a backup policy, but some of its cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas are older than the number of days (or months) specified in the global retention settings, these cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas will be removed from Veeam Backup for AWS.

    Configuring Retention Settings for Session Records

    Veeam Backup for AWS stores records for all sessions of performed data protection and disaster recovery operations. These session records are removed from the configuration database according to their own retention settings.

    To configure retention settings for session records, do the following:

    1. In the Session logs retention section, select one of the following options:

    If you select this option, Veeam Backup for AWS will remove all session records that are older than the specified time limit.

    1. Click Save.

    Configuring Global Retention Settings