Configure Retention Settings
ImageManager lets you to override global agent retention settings for selected managed folders. The files are retained at least as long as specified in the settings. In some cases the files are kept longer if they are needed for other operations.
To configure the retention policy:
- In the ImageManager navigation pane click Retention Settings.
- Select Override global agent retention settings for this managed folder.
- Select Automatically clean up backup image files in this managed folder.
- Select the retention settings for this managed folder:
Note: If the retention settings for this managed folder change, but the Override global agent retention setttings for this managed folder box is not checked, the global settings still apply. Keep Intra-daily image files
(Default: 7 days) The minimum number of days ImageManager keeps incremental backup image files after they have been rolled up into a daily consolidation. If the files are not required for another operation ImageManager deletes them after the specified number of days. To keep the backup images, implement a replication procedure to save them to another system.
Keep consolidated daily image files (-cd)
(Default: 15 days) The minimum number of days ImageManager keeps daily consolidated backup image files after they have been rolled up into a weekly consolidation. If the files are not required for another operation ImageManager deletes the source image files unless you choose to keep them. (See "Move Consolidated Image Files to a Subdirectory" later in this section.)
Keep consolidated weekly image files (-cw)
(Default: 90 days) The minimum number of days ImageManager keeps weekly consolidated backup image files after they have been rolled up into a monthly consolidation. If the files are not required for another operation, ImageManager deletes in the daily files as defined in the "Move Consolidated daily and weekly image files" setting.
Cleanup consolidated monthly image files (-cm)
(Default: not selected) This setting lets you clean up consolidated monthly image files after a specified period of time to further save storage space.
Keep consolidated monthly image files
(Default: 12 months) This is the minimum number of months ImageManager keeps monthly consolidated backup image files. This is the retention setting for rolling consolidation.
Move consolidated daily and weekly image files to a subdirectory
(Default: Disabled) Following consolidation, ImageManager can move the source backup image files into the incrementals subdirectory (inside the managed folder) instead of deleting them. This requires more storage space because ImageManager keeps both the consolidated and the source incremental files. Images moved into the incrementals folder become orphans and are no longer associated the associated full image or chain.
|Warning: Do not attempt to restore files from the incrementals folder.|
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