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Snapshot retention policy?

Robert Angel
Robert Angel Member Posts: 4,535 Bronze Crown
edited Mar 5, 2018 5:31AM in Planning and Budgeting

Is there any setting on PBCS that you can configure to limit the retention of snapshots to 'X' days?

If not is there any means to apply this using EPMAutomate?




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  • JohnGoodwin
    JohnGoodwin Member Posts: 30,471 Blue Diamond
    edited Mar 5, 2018 5:20AM Answer ✓

    As you are aware the snapshot is overwritten each day in the maintenance window.

    If you want to keep a snapshot for x number of days can be done with scripting and with EPM Automate and the REST API.

    It is just a shame there is no EPM Automate or REST API resource to rename the snapshot.

    So you can download a snapshot, rename with a data stamp, upload, check the date of the snapshot, older than x days, delete.

    In the end it is your responsibility to keep a backup of the snapshot, so I wouldn't rely on keeping it in the cloud too long

    So probably a good solution is to script and archive off either locally or using external cloud storage.




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