You can configure recovery group storage locations to retain backed-up data for a specified period of time. A retention setting of 14 days or more is considered to be long-term retention.
If you configure storage retention as more than 14 days for a replication group, then license usage will be counted for both the Auto Recovery license and other data protection license types that appear in the License Summary report.
You can configure data retention for both primary and secondary backup copies.
From the navigation pane, go to Auto recovery > Replication.
The Recovery groups page appears.
Under Group name, click a recovery group.
The Overview page appears.
On the Configuration tab, in the Storage area, beside the storage location, click the action button , and then select Edit.
The Edit backup destination dialog box appears.
Beside Retention period, enter the amount of time you want the storage location to retain data, and then click Save.