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jockel
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limit number of backups

Post by jockel » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:06 am

Hi,

I have set my backup to "differential" each day except saturday/sunday with an additionally (same job)
scheduled "full backup" every 1st saturday of month.
Now if I want to keep the last 3 full backups, do I have to set the
"limit number of backups" to 3 (only full backups count) or do I have
to select something like 90 to have the last 3 full backups (including the
differentials)?
If "limit number of backups" does not referr to full backups only,
I would like to see an option "keep the last "X" full backups" ..and delete
differential/incremental jobs, like I have seen that with some other
backup software.

Regards
Jockel

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Re: limit number of backups

Post by Support » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:49 pm

Hi,

The limit number of backup versions does NOT mean only full backups. It counts all backup executions for that job.
In your case, I recommend you to schedule a cleanup execution every month. There is a checkbox "Do not delete full backups", please make sure you select it. That will delete only differential backups older than X days.

jockel
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Re: limit number of backups

Post by jockel » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:53 pm

Hi,

so I set STORAGE, "Save storage space?" to "no" and
run a cleanup instead (for example once a month)!
Right?

Reagrds
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Re: limit number of backups

Post by Support » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:39 am

Hi,

Yes, that is correct.

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