Retention Policy for Snapshots
For cloud-native snapshots, Veeam Backup for GCP retains the number of latest restore points defined in backup scheduling settings.
During every successful backup session, Veeam Backup for GCP creates a new restore point. If Veeam Backup for GCP detects that the number of restore points in the snapshot chain exceeds the retention limit, it removes the earliest restore point from the chain. For more information on the snapshot deletion process, see Google Cloud documentation.
Mind Veeam Backup for GCP does not apply retention policy settings to cloud-native snapshots created manually. To learn how to remove these snapshots, see section Removing Snapshots Created Manually.