How to fetch Latest File from Disk based upon the DateTime in the FileName.

  • satnam.singh 44358

    Ten Centuries

    Points: 1214

    Can anybody please advise on How can we fetch the list of files present in a location based upon the DateTime in it.

    For e.g:-

    If there are following files present on the disk:-







    I want to extract only the master and model backups taken on 1 July 2019 i.e. which has following data appended to it _20190701




  • crow1969


    Points: 2757

    Better than looking at the file list would be to look at the backup tables in the msdb database.


    use msdb;

    select bs.Database_name, bs.user_name, bs.backup_start_date, bs.type, bmf.physical_device_name

    from backupset bs join

    backupmediafamily bmf on bs.media_set_id = bmf.media_set_id

    where bs.database_name = 'master'

    order by bs.backup_start_date desc

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by  crow1969. Reason: Tried to clean up code tags

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