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Storage Policy – Retention Rule

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  • #4940
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    WH M.
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    I am currently configuring storage policy for backups, there is a section where you can configure Retention Rules. I am wondering what the difference is between cycles and full backup. I know that every cycle starts with a full backup. I have tried to look into the documentation, but unfortunately no success. Can someone please explain what happens when you select cycles instead of full backup at the retention rule.

    #4941
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    Arthur L.
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    Hi WH,

    A cycle contains the full backup data as well as the incremental and differential jobs.

    For example: Cycle A is the first cycle, which contains the Full backup data and the Differential backup data. Cycle B is the second cycle, which contains the Full backup data and the Incremental backup data. Cycle C is the third cycle, which contains the Full backup data, the Differential backup data, and the Incremental backup data. If you have configured pruning to keep the last 2 cycles, when this cycle rule is triggered, the data of Cycle B and Cycle C are kept. The data of Cycle A is deleted or moved to another logical device, depending on your settings.

    Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Cheers,
    Arthur

    #4961
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    Edmund White
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    Hi WH!

    Basically, cycles are all the backups between full backups. In a retention policy, saving a cycle would be the full backup and all the incrementals/differentials until the next full backup. Saving just the full backups will purge the backups between the fulls. Hope this helps!

    Best,

    Edmund

    #9257
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    bhashwar B.
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    What if i have Granular and Platform backups which both has full backups running on same storage policy? Is it going to retain full backups out of both types of backups?

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