Requirements and Limitations (new backup format)

Requirements

  • Full backups should be scheduled in such a way that at least one full backup occurs within the shortest keeping period
  • The GFS policy is applied to successful restore points only

This means the following: if you enabled the weekly keeping period, at least once a week a full backup must occur. If you enabled monthly and/or keeping period, at least once a month a full backup must occur.

Limitations

The GFS policy has some limitations. View the limitation list below:

  • The GFS retention policy is introduced in version 7.2 of Backup Agent for Windows. Update your Backup Agents if required
  • The GFS retention policy is not supported for the current backup format
  • The GFS retention policy is not supported for Hyper-V, MS SQL, and MS Exchange backups