LiveVault Retention periods
For each policy, you can set the length of time the files in that policy are saved. This is the retention time.
The retention period options are controlled by a subscription based on the services you purchased.
Each subscription has associated available retention periods and backup schedules:
- The Retention indicates the length of time backup data will be retained, and the backup version granularity for the retention.
- The Schedule is the default backup schedule for the subscription.
The service level you subscribed to may have more than one retention and backup schedule available.
- Customer A subscribes to a subscription package to retain data for 90 days, with a backup schedule that backs up once per day.
- Customer B subscribes to a subscription package having two retention options, 30 day and 90 day, and the option to back up data on a continuous schedule and a daily schedule.
Limiting how long to store backed-up files prevents you from storing files you will not need in the future. This helps you set a limit on the quantity of data you store. At the end of the retention period, you can no longer restore stored files. For example, you might want to retain historical database files for a year, but not want to pay for retention beyond that time.
Current Retention Periods available in LiveVault are as follows:
3 Month - All backups kept for 1 day, then coalesced to 7 dailies, 5 weekly, and 4 monthlies
1 Year - All backups kept for 1 day, then coalesced to 6 hour images for 7 days, 31 dailies, and 12 monthlies
7 Year - All backups kept for 1 day, then coalesced to 6 hour images for 7 days, 31 dailies, 12 monthlies, and 28 quarterlies