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In OnePass for Windows Files, I understand it is by design that, if only the "archiver retention" option is selected, then Synthetic Full would be disabled and un-selectable.
This behavior is explained very clearly here:
My question is, if you cannot position Synthetic Fulls between the forever-going Incrementals, then how does one even define what a "cycle" is anymore?
E.g., if you configure the Storage Policy Retention to be 2 cycles, then is it even possible to actually reach the 2nd cycle, given that the 1st "cycle" will last forever?