Specifying Yearly Schedule
[This step applies only if you have instructed Veeam Backup for GCP to create image-level backups at the Targets step of the wizard]
To create a yearly schedule for the backup policy, at the Schedule step of the wizard, do the following:
- Set the Yearly retention toggle to On and click Edit yearly settings.
- In the Create yearly schedule section, specify a day, month and time when the backup policy must create image-level backups.
For example, if you select First, Friday, January and 06:00 PM, the backup policy will run every first Friday of January at 06:00 PM.
- In the Keep backups for field, specify the number of years for which you want to keep restore points in a backup chain.
If a restore point is older than the specified time limit, Veeam Backup for GCP removes the restore point from the chain. For more information, see Retention Policy for Backups.
- To save changes made to the backup policy settings, click Apply.
If you have enabled backup archiving at the Targets step of the wizard, and want to store yearly backups in an archive backup repository, set the Send backups to archive toggle to On, and follow the instructions provided in section Enabling Backup Archiving.