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Subclient Properties (Retention)

Important: This topic applies to new clients on Commvault version 11 software. If you upgrade the client from the previous version, and the client still operates on indexing version 1, then do not complete the procedure below. Instead, see Subclient Properties (Retention).

Use this tab to specify the time period for which you want to retain the items in the storage media. Note that all the options described in this help page may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are applicable to the agent for which the information is being displayed.

Extend storage policy retention

Select this option to extend the subclient retention settings. Once you select this option,

  • You cannot perform Full backups.
  • You can select archiver and/or backup retention options.
  • You can specify archiving rules for your items in the Disk Cleanup tab.
  • The deleted items are retained for the specified number of years.

Archiver retention

Select this option to determine when the storage policy copy retention must start for the items. You cannot perform full or synthetic full backups if you select only the Archiver Retention check box. If you selected the Archiver retention and Backup retention check boxes, see Retention Options for OnePass for more information.

Extend retention for n years n months and n days

Storage policy copy days retention applies to backed up items only if it is longer than archiver retention. Between storage policy copy retention and archive retention, the file is retained for the longest retention setting.

Extend retention indefinitely

This is the default option. Items are retained forever in the storage media.

Note: If the Extend retention indefinitely check box is selected, then you cannot select the Archiver Retention and Backup Retention check boxes concurrently.

Backup retention

You can perform only synthetic full and incremental backups.

After deletion keep items for n years n months and n days

The storage policy copy retention is applied to the deleted items after n years n months and n days specified. The time period starts from the time an incremental backup is performed on the deleted items. You can restore the deleted items until the deleted items are still retained on the storage media.

After deletion keep items indefinitely

The deleted items are retained in the latest backup cycle forever.

Older file versions

Select and enter the number of previous file versions to retain after synthetic full backup jobs. You can also choose to keep the older version of the items for a specific number of days.

Keep older versions for n years n months and n days

You can retain the older versions for a specific time. Type a value for the number of years, months, and days you want to keep the older version of the file. The time period is calculated from the time when the file was last modified.

Keep n versions

Select and enter the number of previous file versions to retain after synthetic full backup jobs.

For more information on retention options for OnePass, see Retention Options for OnePass.

For more information on retention options for File System clients, see Configuring Subclient Data Retention for the Windows File System Agent.

For more information on retention options for laptop clients, see Data Aging and Retention for Laptop Backup.