[SOLVED] PVE vs PBS backup retention policies?

Ivan Dimitrov

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Hello, I am backing up my VMs to PBS. Previously I think there was recommendation to control backup the retention policy from the PBS. With the new more flexible scheduler in 7.1 I would like to set a "snapshot like" backup for some VMs every 30 min and retain them for maximum a few days. This retention policies are different than the longer term retention policy I have on my PBS data store.
The question is how the PVE and PBS interoperate? Will they trigger independently? Do I need two different data store in order to achieve the two different retention policies for the different backups?
Thanks.
 
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fabian

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the more aggressive one wins if you set both (both prunes will happen, but the more lax one will have no effect).
 

Ivan Dimitrov

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Thanks for the clarification. I hope you are working on deeper integration between PVE and PBS. The current situation is a bit confusing and clumsy. Great work anyway.
 

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