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Delete old backup files

By Andrew Kelly,

This is one example of how you can make backups with a date stamp for the file name. You can then periodically remove the files that are older than a specified date by simply placing a few lines of code in a job step and calling the supplied sp and passing the date from which to delete. This script can easily be modified to suite each individuals needs and they can then get away from the problems associated with the maintenance plan.

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