Specifying Weekly Schedule

To specify the weekly schedule for the backup policy, at the Schedule step of the wizard, complete the following steps:

  1. Set the Weekly retention toggle to On, and then click Edit weekly settings.
  2. In the Weekly schedule section, select days of the week and time when the backup policy must start creating cloud-native snapshots, snapshot replicas or image-level backups.


Mind that Veeam Backup for AWS does not create snapshot replicas and image-level backups independently from cloud-native snapshots. That is why when you select days to create snapshot replicas and image-level backups, the same days are automatically selected for cloud-native snapshots. For more information on how backup is performed, see How Backup Works.

  1. In the Weekly retention section, specify retention policy settings for the weekly schedule.
  • For cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas, specify the number of restore points that you want to keep in cloud-native snapshot and snapshot replica chains.

When the number is exceeded, Veeam Backup for AWS removes the earliest restore point from the chain. For details, see Retention Policy for Snapshots.

  • For image-level backups, specify the number of days (or months) for which you want to keep restore points in a backup chain.

If a restore point is older than the specified limit, Veeam Backup for AWS removes it from the chain. For details, see  Retention Policy for Backups.

  1. Click Apply.

Specifying Weekly Schedule 

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