Are my older Windows Server Backup gone?

Karen Grube 11 Reputation points

Windows Server Backup has been running for a couple of years on my Windows 2012 R2 Server. I can see a list of current backups. It display the "oldest backup" date being back in 2018. However, when I click on "Restore" it only shows dates since January 1. Are those older backups just gone? Where are they? Perhaps they just don't show up in the list of available backups to restore. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. To be clear, I never got any notification that the disk was getting full or or any errors. The current backups look fine.

Windows Server Backup
Windows Server Backup
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Backup: A duplicate copy of a program, a disk, or data, made either for archiving purposes or for safeguarding valuable files from loss should the active copy be damaged or destroyed.
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  1. Yuhan Deng 3,756 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    As far as I know, different apps have different backup policy. May I ask what application you use for the backup?
    Here’s a link related to Windows server backup for your reference:

    Thanks for your time.
    Best regards,


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