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Delete old backup files

By BrenBart,

A stored procedure and two functions that given a path, a date and a file extension will do one of the following:
-Delete all files of the supplied extension in that directory before a certain date.
-Delete everything before the last full backup.

I use this because disk space is tight and maintenance plans seem to delete old files after doing the backups, rebuilds and reorgs.

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