Configuring Global Retention Settings

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

    Configuring Retention Settings for Obsolete Snapshots

    If an instance (whether it is a VM instance or a Cloud SQL instance) is no longer processed by a backup policy (for example, it was removed from the backup policy or the backup policy no longer exists), its cloud-native snapshots 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.

    Note

    When Veeam Backup for Google Cloud removes an obsolete snapshot from the configuration database, it also removes the snapshot from the Google Cloud infrastructure.

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

    1. Switch to the Configuration page.
    2. Navigate to General > Retention.
    3. In the Obsolete snapshots retention section, select either of the following options:
    • Select the Never option if you do not want Veeam Backup for Google Cloud to remove obsolete snapshots.
    • Select the After option if you want to specify the number of days (or months) during which Veeam Backup for Google Cloud will keep obsolete snapshots in the configuration database. The number must be between 90 and 36135.

    If you select this option, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud will remove obsolete instance snapshots from the configuration database as soon as the specified period of time is over — even if the instances are still being processed by backup policies.

    1. Click Save.

    Configuring Retention Settings for Session Records

    Veeam Backup for Google Cloud 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 either of the following options:

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

    1. Click Save.

     

    Configuring Retention Settings