Solved

Where is the Retention Tab?

Posted on 2015-02-02
4
93 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-29
I use ShadowProtect Desktop 4 to back up the C drive in Windows XP.   It creates a new full and incremental backup every time it runs.   How do I set it to keep only the most recent backup sets and delete older ones?   I cannot find the Retention tab anywhere to modify this setting.
0
Comment
Question by:DoctorK12008
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Gerwin Jansen
ID: 40602017
How often are you running the backup? The retention tab should only show for weekly or monthly backups:

http://www.storagecraft.com/support/book/shadowprotect-user-guide/creating-backup-image-files/options/advanced-options/retention
0
 

Author Comment

by:DoctorK12008
ID: 40602206
I run the full backup weekly, but the incremental backup seems to run very frequently during the day.   I want it to overwrite the weekly as well as the incremental backups so the hard drive does not fill up.   What is image manager?   Is this a separate program?
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Gerwin Jansen earned 500 total points
ID: 40606543
I'm no ShadowProtect expert but yes, Image Manager is a separte 'program' consisting of a Windows Service and a client.

ImageManager automatically consolidates incremental backup image files into daily, weekly, and monthly incremental images
http://www.storagecraft.com/support/book/shadowcontrol-imagemanager-user-guide/imagemanager-overview
0
 

Author Comment

by:DoctorK12008
ID: 40607702
I found that by increasing the interval between incremental backups, the number per day is reduced.   I will see if the program overwrites the older backups.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

VM backups can be lost due to a number of reasons: accidental backup deletion, backup file corruption, disk failure, lost or stolen hardware, malicious attack, or due to some other undesired and unpredicted event. Thus, having more than one copy of …
Employees depend heavily on their PCs, and new threats like ransomware make it even more critical to protect their important data.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now