This is correct. The same logic applies for SLP (Storage Lifecycle Policies). These are smarter retention policies, but changing an SLP will not retroactively change a backup that has already completed, or any other step in the SLP process.
-Rusty *From:* veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu [mailto: veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu] *On Behalf Of *Howard Graylin *Sent:* Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:00 PM *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org *Subject:* [Veritas-bu] Changing the retention period Folks, The only way to change the retention period on backups that have already run is to use the BPEXPDATE command, correct? If I change the retention period on the policy, it has no effect on existing backup images…right? One of the admin’s here said that if you changed the retention time in a specific policy in Tivoli, it would retroactively change the expiration date on existing backups. I’m 99% sure NBU doesn’t do that, but just wanted to make sure. Thanks, Howard
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