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How do I clear out old Backups?


How do I clear out old Backups?

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Sean Grebey
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I change the days to retain on the Backup job from 14 to 3 before I left last Friday. I come into today and there are 7 days worth on there. What am I missing to get it to auto-clear these older backups? Thanks.
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Where exactly are you changing this? In a script? In a maintenance plan package? No matter which one... Please provide details of the script/package. My initial assumption is that you are deleting backup history and not backup files.

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In the Maintenance Plan Back of Database (Full) Task, there is an option Property called RetainDays. Change it, and the summary of the Task changes to Backup set will expire: After (in days) 3. I still have 7 days of Backups however.
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You want to add a Maintenance Plan Cleanup task instead of adjusting the media-set retention period.
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Scott D. Jacobson (12/26/2012)
You want to add a Maintenance Plan Cleanup task instead of adjusting the media-set retention period.


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