Here we have a 2005 XE instance (XE has no maintenance plans). There is a script that backs up the databases everyday keeping 7 copies (_1 to _7 with INIT to overwrite). However, 7 days is too much for the FS so I've created a .bat script removing the .bak files older than 3 days.
My question is, is it OK to remove the files this way? Or will it break SQL Server during the recovery process (since it can't find the old backup files)? Every day is a full backup so it only really needs the previous days backup (at least at the organisation level; not sure if SQL demands them since it will have backup history with them).
Edit: My guess is that it wouldn't be an issue besides the fact that msdb would continue to grow slightly (since the backup list isn't maintained); is this right?
Thanks for any info