Question about retention settings


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jphughan
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There are hazards to time-based and quantity-based retention. Time-based retention has the risk you described of having no backups for a long period of time and then having the next backup purge all of those “expired” backups. Quantity-based retention has a hazard of any ad hoc backups you might want to create causing “regular” backups to be purged sooner than they otherwise would have been. That’s especially risky with Full backups since child backups get purged too. And because Windows feature updates occasionally alter the partition map, which causes Reflect to have to perform a new Full, you can get unexpected early purging from that too.

There’s no perfect solution.
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