Changing the number of stored CUCM backups

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Jun 15th, 2010
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Hello I am trying to increase the number of CUCM backups I am currently collecting.  Backup are running perfectly but I am only holding onto two backup per cycle. I would like to increase this number to the maximum of 7 (one week of backups).  I have found the area on the backup device that has the option to change this feature but I am getting an error: x Update failed : The device is being used by some schedule(s).


I have disabled the schedule backup job in hopes that I would be able to make the change to the back up device but I can't.  I guess I could delete the device but I thought I would as the question first to see if there is something that I am missing.

Field on the backup device screen that I would like to change:

Number of backups to store on Network Directory 2 -> drop down window with 3 - 14 as choices.

Version of CUCM

Disaster Recovery System

System version:

Any help would be great, thank you in adance.

John Palmason.

Correct Answer by htluo about 6 years 9 months ago

You should delete the schedule instead of deleting device.


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John Palmason Wed, 06/16/2010 - 12:40
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Thank you Michael, that worked very well.  I deleted the job changed the number of days to keep and created the back up.


Frankaviglia Fri, 06/27/2014 - 01:20
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Hi There,

I am folloing to this thread to ask another question related to the DRM.

What happens after we reech the max number of Backups per NEtwork Device? Will CUCM rotate the files or will it stop the scheduled process?

Is there any way to specify a retention/rewrite/rotation option for these files?

Many thanks,



Jaime Valencia Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:46
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Backups will keep rotating so you only keep the number you configured under DRS.

No way to configure this, when they will be deleted, depends on the frequency of your backups, that's it.


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