Hello, so I screwed up. I was playing with backups and I wanted to see if I can do a manual backup (triggered by me, no schedule). Well apparently this is not sported. I realized this after I deleted the schedule and the backup job would not save, saying I need a schedule. So I created a (default) schedule and then disabled it. I then manually triggered the backup to test this approach. Of course the backup went through just fine. Soon after I realized that I messed things up good. The default backup schedule defaults to only retaining one copy. My half a dozen previous backups have now been automatically removed. The problem is I need my first backup in case I want to start over working on my VM. Well, that gone now
I get that I caused this myself. I'm wondering if a function for manually triggered backups without deleting any previous backups can be added.
My use case is as follows. You start working on a new VM, you get the basic setup done. Now I want to be able to get back to this point at any time should the changes I make next not work out so I'd like to trigger a manual backup. Next few weeks are keeping me busy with other work. I finally come back to what I started earlier and continue my configuration. In the next few days I realize that what I have done is not going to work. At this point I would like to simply restore my first backup that already has the basic configuration done and I can go for attempt two.
I guess another way of saying this is I would like to tag certain backups as protected so that they will never be erased automatically to reclaim storage space. Does anyone agree that this would be useful?