ya.. its a odd question for me too..
but as soon as i read this question.. i got one more question.. what if the SLP failed to duplicate with in 2 weeks? does it stop duplicating?
i need to test that..:-)
The only reason I can see keeping a duplicate copy for two weeks would be for DR. Having it replicate to a different STU in a different datacenter. You would only need the longer retention in the datacenter where the data lives, however two weeks remotely would let you restore in case of a failure.
As far as the window for replication, I believe as long as the SLP is set to active it will keep retrying untill is succedes and then will keep the data two weeks from when it completes, but I have not tested this. Let me know if its two weeks from the first copy being created.
Thanks all for responding on this..
I know that backup copy retention would be infinte until duplication completes>I just came across this setting ,bit confused so want to clarify on this
So if we set backup copy to 5 months,until duplication completes it would be infinite ,and after duplication completion the backup copy would be retained for 5 months..correct ?