What is retention?

SUMMARY

This article provides information about retention.

ISSUE

Your protection strategy should include plans for retaining the necessary local backups to meet your RPOs and RTOs. The most comprehensive strategy involves retaining recent local backups for quick recovery, and copying these backups to an offsite target for long-term retention and disaster recovery.

You can configure your Unitrends appliance with minimum retention goals, maximum retention limits, and legal hold requirements. These settings can be applied at the client-level (for file-level backups), the application level (for database backups), at the virtual machine-level (for Hyper-V or VMware backups), or at the backup-level (legal hold only). See the following topics for details:

Manage Retention Settings






 

 

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