1- Actually when i set Journal History for 1Hours is that mean earliest restore point that i can use is for 1 hours ago ?
2- if i want to utilize restore point for 2 hours ago is that possible or not ?
actually i want to know how can access to restore point for than 2 hours ago whereas i set journal history for 1 hours ago
The retention period you set for the journal is the furthest time back that you’ll have checkpoints available to restore to. Keep in mind – Zerto replicates every few seconds and stores a checkpoint. For example, let’s say your RPO is between 5-10 seconds. This means Zerto is storing a checkpoint every 5-10 seconds ( you can see avg. RPO in the dashboard). So every hour, Zerto will store between 360-720 points in time to which you can recover to.
IMPORTANT – the journal has a maximum retention period of up to 30 days! You can configure the history for 1hr all the way up to 30 days depending on your business’ requirements & available resources.
So to answer your questions:
By the way – most of our customers have the journal configured for at least a week. A lot of them like to use the full 30 days so they can start using Zerto for some backup use cases like file-level recovery and ransomware mitigation.
I hope this information helps