AppAssure v5.4.x - Rapid Recovery v6.x.x: Recommendations for target Core retention policies
With the introduction of AppAssure 5.4.x there are many changes to the way rollup works. These changes greatly affect how rollup works on the source and target Cores.
Dell AppAssure has outlined all of the changes in the below KB article for your reference.
For information on how to enable dissimilar retention policies on the target Core please refer to the below Dell AppAssure KB article.
With the changes to rollup on version 5.4.x, eFolder recommends that you DO NOT configure a retention policy of less than 35 days on a target Core.
With base images now being added to rollup, the rollup time and IO load greatly impact Core performance. Also, shorter retention periods puts you at a higher risk should you run into issues with replication or the repository itself.
NOTE: We also recommend that you only rollup one agent at a time, as running multiple agents simultaneously impacts the rollup performance to the point that it is faster to run them one at a time so each may complete quicker.
We recommend following a minimum retention that is shown below. This allows variable retention over a period of 35 days. Please keep in mind this is only a minimum recommendation.