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Maintenance Plan for Daily backup for a specific Database Not working as expected


Maintenance Plan for Daily backup for a specific Database Not working as expected

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Hi All,
i have created a Maintenance Plan for daily FULL Backup of 2 databases in a SQL Instance. The Job is taking backup file successfully but not cleaning up the old files. So my Disk is getting filled up with old backup files.

I have included 'Maintenance Cleanup task' in the Plan and the retention period to 2 days. Meaning we do not need any backup files prior to 2 days. Not sure why this is not able to clear the old backup copies.

The intresting thing is, I created a similar Plan on various SQL Instances and but selected default all databases option in the 'Backup Database task'. And it works like a charm.

Can you please suggest what is missing here. and please let me know if you need any information to figure out the bottle neck.
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Have you specified a file extension in your Maintenance Cleanup Task?

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Yes I did. '.BAK'. Is it case sensitive? should I mention '.bak' instead?
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Remove the dot. So instead of .bak just put bak

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actually there was no dot... its just 'BAK' I should not have typed dot while i was replying to you.
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Okay, can I suggest you run process monitor to see what the clean up task is actually doing?

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what is happening? are you seeing files older than 4 days still there?



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