The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

retention properties

The length of time you want to save snapshots on the backup destination. You can store snapshots up to a limit that is determined by your underlying snapshot technology. For most installations, this limit is approximately 64 snapshots per destination. This limit may vary considerably if alternative snapshot providers are installed.