Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2016 Datacenter wipes ALL old backups

ie7ThiJu 1 Reputation point
2021-11-04T12:01:05.343+00:00

Hi,

we have a main disk with around 200 GB and a backup disk with around 1TB capacity.

We have scheduled a daily backup and we would like to retain at least a couple of backups to be able to not only restore to yesterday but even further in case we find a mistake that happened longer than 1 day ago.

Unfortunately the behavior of the Windows Server Backup is like this:

  • Add first backup
  • Add second backup
  • ...
  • Add nth backup (does not fit on disk -> delete oldest backup -> so far so good)
  • At some point (did not figure out the pattern yet), when adding a new backup not only the oldest one(s) are deleted until enough space is there, but ALL backups are wiped -> Useless, since cleaning up only a fraction of the oldest backups would be sufficient.

I would appreciate any help on this!

I am asking because the previous questions did not yield any answers:

  1. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/9d2e527f-5a2a-4b5a-9393-f64f60205693/windows-server-2012-r2-backup-wipeout-to-many-older-copies?forum=winserver8gen
  2. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/f0575845-98bf-4b5e-a0e7-c28366de6b89/windows-server-backup-removed-all-older-backups-once-disk-was-full?forum=windowsbackup
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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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Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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