REST API call for a subclient with retention days

Last post 01-25-2019, 5:42 AM by Admin AT. 2 replies.
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  • REST API call for a subclient with retention days
    Posted: 01-14-2019, 9:59 AM

    Hi everyone,


    We are doing some testing through Python using the API to launch a backup (subclient). It is working but now we are trying to specify retention days (different from the storage policy) and we are not able to find the option to do that.


    We are using this kind of options:

    subclient = backupset.subclients.get('Tes01)

    job = subclient.backup('Full')


    Please, can you help us?


    Thanks in advance!


  • Re: REST API call for a subclient with retention days
    Posted: 01-23-2019, 6:54 AM

    Hi Admin AT,


    From checking aswell as the complete list of Python SDK modules ( it seems that this is not supported at this time through the Python module.

    It is however doable using XML and the tags "numberofdays" and "retentionjobtype" (




  • Re: REST API call for a subclient with retention days
    Posted: 01-25-2019, 5:42 AM

    Hi Andrew,


    Thank you for your answer. That makes perfect sense why we could not find the option... We'll check the xml option.





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