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Retention process will not delete the older data. After the backups reach the retention limit (in your case, 5 daily merged recovery points) any repeated blocks in the older schedules are removed and the incremental data are merged.

You will still have the older data, only the repeated blocks are deleted.

Learn more about Retention in our User Guide.

Retention During the retention process, we will merge the incremental and mark the non-unique blocks present in the older incremental schedule as deleted. And the same will get removed during the vacuum process will not delete the older data. After the backups reach the retention limit (in (post-process run in the backend).

So, in your case, 5 case when the 6th daily merged recovery points) any repeated blocks in the older schedules are point is created, the first daily merge recovery point should get removed and the incremental data are merged.

You will still have the older data, only the repeated blocks are deleted.from the storage.

Learn more about Retention in our User Guide.

I think it would better if you can send the screenshot of the expanded backup report and the log files to our support team at vembu-support@vembu.com to analyze the exact reason for the over-usage of your storage repository. Mention this community ticket in the subject.

You can find the log folder of the Vembu BDR Server on the backup server machine at < installation location >\vembu\vembuBDR\log.

You can find the Backup Report in the Backup tab-> List Jobs.

Click on the report icon across the corresponding backup job and take a screenshot after expanding the latest incremental backup.

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