Allow modification of Backup retention on StorSimple Virtual 1200
Currently an automatic backup happens every day at a time you select and kept for roughly 10 years. this could create an awful lot of data in Azure that you don't need and don't want to pay for.
Please allow Backup policy modifications.
Aaron Gibbs commented
Just installed the 1200 series at our location and this is probably a deal-breaker for us. We cannot meet our own audit/regulatory requirements with the built-in backup policies. I honestly cannot believe that Microsoft's approach here is "one size fits all" for backups on a device like this. We definitely need the ability to set our own backup schedules and retention policies.
Scott Vintinner commented
This makes the StorSimple Virtual unusable for our environment as we have a strict 30 day backup retention window due to eDiscovery issues. I'm amazed that this product is configured this way, especially since the Backup Retention policy is configurable on the 8000 series.
Alex Hart commented
Any further feedback on this functionality?
Jeff Miles commented
This is a very necessary feature. The StorSimple DR story is very compelling, but if one is using virtual appliances, a Recovery Point Objective of 24 hours from daily snapshots is just not good enough.
Manu Aery commented
Thank you for the feedback. We've heard so from many of customers and we will definitely look into this.