Configuring Retention for Additional File Versions

You can retain additional versions of your file, including the latest version, when you perform a synthetic full backup.

By default, the latest version of files are included in the synthetic full backup. You can also choose to keep the older version of the files for a specific number of days.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > agent > backup_set.

  2. Right-click the subclient, and then click Properties.

    The Subclient Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click Advanced.

  4. The Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box appears.

  5. On the Retention tab, Older file versions area, select one of the following options:

    • Keep older versions for n years n months, and n days

      Type a value for the time period for which you want to retain the older versions of the file. All data-stub pairs and specified versions of the data are retained for the specified time period.

    • Keep n versions

      Type a value for the number of versions you want to retain, starting from the latest back up. If you clear the Keep n versions check box, all data-stub pairs and the latest version of the data is backed up.

  6. Click OK.