Use the following procedure to change a retention period.
To change a retention period
In the NetBackup Administration Console, expand NetBackup Management > Host Properties > Master Server > Double-click on master server > Retention Periods.
Select the retention level to change.
Level 9 cannot be changed and remains at a setting of infinite.
The dialog box displays the names of all schedules that use the selected retention level as well as the policy to which each schedule belongs.
Type the new retention period in the Value box.
Select the units of measure (days, weeks, months, years, infinite, or expires immediately).
After Units or Value is changed, an asterisk (*) appears in the Changes Pending column to indicate that the period was changed. NetBackup does not change the actual configuration until you click Apply or OK.
Click Impact Report.
The policy impact list displays the schedules where the new retention period is less than the frequency period.
To prevent schedules from being listed, redefine the retention period for the schedules or change the retention or frequency for the schedule.
To discard your changes, click Cancel.
To save your changes and update the configuration, click one of the following:
Saves the changes and leaves the dialog box open to make further changes.
Saves the changes since Apply was last clicked. OK also closes the dialog box.