You can configure the lifecycle of a backup schedule based on your business requirements. The lifecycle of a backup schedule indicates the retention period of backup sets that are generated based on the backup schedule. This topic describes how to modify the lifecycle of a backup schedule.
A backup schedule is created in the Database Backup (DBS) console, or a default physical backup schedule is generated for an ApsaraDB RDS instance that is automatically connected to DBS. You cannot modify the lifecycles of backup schedules that are generated for cross-region ApsaraDB RDS backups in the DBS console. For more information, see FAQ about backup schedules for cross-region ApsaraDB RDS backups.
- Log on to the DBS console. In the left-side navigation pane, click Backup Schedules. The Backup Schedules page appears.
- Find the backup schedule that you want to manage and click Manage in the Actions column. The Configure Task page appears.
- In the Lifecycle Information section, click Edit Lifecycle.
- Specify the lifecycles for full and incremental backup data and click Save. Note You can specify a lifecycle in the range of 7 to 3,650 days. Backup sets are automatically deleted after the retention period expires.