Configuring Global Retention Settings

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    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

    If a VM 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.

    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 GCP to remove obsolete snapshots.
    • Select the After option if you want to specify the number of days (or months) during which Veeam Backup for GCP must keep obsolete snapshots in the configuration database. The number must be between 90 and 36135.

    If you select this option, Veeam Backup for GCP will first wait for the specified period of time after a VM 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.

    Configuring Retention Settings for Session Records

    Veeam Backup for GCP 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 GCP will remove all session records that are older than the specified time limit.

    1. Click Save.

     

    Configuring Retention Settings

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