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Configuring Restic Backup Retention on Linux

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Cloud Backups Retention

Here at Hostwinds we value your data just as much as you do, which is why we do our best to strive to provide you with easy-to-use and configure systems for backups. Our Cloud Backups retain your data for a rolling 60-day period by default. As not all solutions require 60-day rolling backups, this article will assist in modifying that retention period.


How To Change the Backup Retention Period for Cloud Backups

Hostwinds clients have the ability to adjust the data retention period by updating a single file. To modify the Cloud Backup retention period, you will need to log into the server via SSH as the root user.

The file’s location is

The line that you can modify is shown below:

60, is equal to 60 days, so updating the value to 30, would have a 30 day retention period.

If you have any questions about how to do this, or need any help, our Support Team is available 24/7/365 to assist you.


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