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You can update the length of time, in number of years, that data is retained for individual tiers, mailboxes, sites, and MySites to 7 years, 10 years or forever. If all your backup tiers have the same retention period, you can perform a global update to simultaneously change the retention period for all tenants.

Updating the backup retention period for a specific tier

Steps
  1. From the Dashboard, click any service.

  2. Under Backup Policies, click the dropdown menu next to RETENTION PERIOD for the tier you want to change.

  3. Select the desired retention period from the pre-defined list.

  4. Click UPDATE RETENTION PERIOD.

Updating the backup retention period for tenants

Steps
  1. Click the configuration icon Configuration Icon next to your SaaS Backup userid in the top left corner.

  2. Click ACCOUNT SETTINGS.

  3. Click RETAIN AND PURGE.

  4. To update the data retention policy for a specific user in a specific service, do the following:

    1. Under Data Retention Policies, click the dropdown menu next to RETENTION PERIOD and select the period you want from the list of preset times.

    2. Click the dropdown menu next to TYPE OF SERVICE and select the service you are updating.

    3. In the search box, begin entering the user, site, or MySite you want to update.

    4. Select the user, site, or MySite you want from the matching results.

    5. Click Plus sign.

    6. Continue to search for and add individual mailboxes, sites, or MySites as needed.

    7. Click Save.
      The individual mailboxes, sites, or MySites you selected are updated to the selected retention period.

  5. To update the data retention policy at the tenant level, do the following:

    1. Under Tenant Level Data Retention Policies, click dropdown menu next to RETENTION PERIOD and select the period you want from the list of preset times.

    2. Click Save.
      All backup policy tiers are updated to the retention period you selected.