2012-08-24 05:17 AM
I just wanted to know the working of SMVI snapshot .when does the previous snapshot be removed ,is that be during the next backup trigger or next backup completion or after a retention period completion...?
Reason for this question is ,we had a retention policy of 1 day, customer requested for restore, backup failed during that day no snapshots are available there to do a restore.
2012-08-28 08:56 PM
I believe SMVI invokes a process in the background, from time to time, to search through the old backups and delete them based on their retention, I do not believe it is based on when the backup runs.
This is one reason to not use 'days', and use number of snapshots for retention...