Modify the backup retention class
After upgrading, SnapManager assigns the default backup retention class to the existing backups. You can modify the default retention class values to meet your backup requirements.
About this task
The default backup retention class assigned to the existing backups are as follows:
|Backup type||Retention class assignment after upgrade|
Backups to be retained forever
Note: You can delete the backups that are retained forever without changing the retention class.
If you upgrade to SnapManager 3.0 or later, the greater of the following two values are assigned to the existing profiles:
Previous retention count for the profile
Default values for the retention count and duration of daily backups as specified in the
Modify the values assigned to
smsap.configfile is located at
default installation location/properties/smsap.config.
You can enter the following values: