We have a server which houses backups. I am new here and still trying to figure out what the previous DBA did, plus I am not a strong SQL Server person. I'm getting there, thanks to some helpful people here. .
The server which contains the backups is getting full. I am trying to free up some space.
Here's the folder which takes up the most space.
I changed the database names to x's...
06/11/2009 03:00a ..
06/04/2009 03:09a 3,180,369,408 xxx_backup_200906040300.trn
06/05/2009 03:06a 1,916,409,344 xxx_backup_200906050300.trn
06/06/2009 03:05a 1,920,798,208 xxx_backup_200906060300.trn
06/06/2009 04:10a 3,344,436,736 xxx_backup_200906060400.bak
06/07/2009 03:00a 525,824 xxx_backup_200906070300.trn
06/08/2009 03:03a 1,267,765,760 xxx_backup_200906080300.trn
06/09/2009 03:11a 3,186,087,424 xxx_backup_200906090300.trn
06/10/2009 03:06a 1,920,096,768 xxx_backup_200906100300.trn
06/11/2009 03:09a 3,189,056,000 xxx_backup_200906110300.trn
9 File(s) 19,925,545,472 bytes
2 Dir(s) 1,704,173,568 bytes free
My question: is the relatively recent date on those files an indicator that we have something set up in the backup job which deletes stuff older than a week?
More important, if I delete some of those files manually, do I lose anything?