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Possible to set retention period?

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JoeTN
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Possible to set retention period?

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Hello forum

I would simply like to know how to define a retention period either in max GB or days for my backup profile. Is that possible?
I can't seem to find anything about it.

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Joe
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Re: Possible to set retention period?

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Hi,

Do you want SyncBack to automatically delete older files from your backup drive based on their age or size? If so, there is not inherent option/setting in SyncBack to delete older backups (its only possible to set a retention period for version files, but not for live backup files).

However, you can create a new 'Housekeeping' profile in SyncBack to delete older files/folders from your destination based on their last modification (or creation) date/time stamps. Then run that housekeeping profile as part of a Group which includes your main profile. Please read this forum post for more details on creating and configuring a housekeeping profile:

viewtopic.php?t=11761&p=45310#p45310

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Re: Possible to set retention period?

Post by JoeTN »

Hello Swapna
Do you want SyncBack to automatically delete older files from your backup drive based on their age or size? If so, there is not inherent option/setting in SyncBack to delete older backups (its only possible to set a retention period for version files, but not for live backup files).
- Yup, that was exactly my intention, but I'm sad the see that it isn't doable - You should consider adding the functionality! :)

I'll look into the housekeeping profile options.

Thank you very much.

Best regards
Joe
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