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Question submission for Podcast: Automatic Backup Management

I love listening to the podcast, and I learn something new every episode. I recently built my own home-built Windows Home Server (PP3).

I am trying to understand the "Automatic Backup Management" settings for Monthly, Weekly, and daily backups. The default settings are 3 Months, 3 Weeks, and 3 days. Shouldn't this be 3 Months, 4 Weeks, and 7 days?. Does the setting control the retention period for backups? Can you explain these settings?

Best wishes.

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Hey Ted - Thanks for the good word on the podcast. Glad you learning as well. I to learn something new each week!

You are correct in your assumptions here. The best practice would be 3/4/7. I think MS went with 3/3/3 to keep the number of backups to a min out of the box. So feel free to reset them to what you think is best. Personally, mine is set to 2/4/6. It seems to work well for me.

Believe it or not, the help topics in WHS actually have helpful info. Have you looked at them?


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