PowerShell Query to remove backup folders against multiple servers

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Change the serverlist path and output path

Change the location of the backup folders as per your requirement

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Note: To achieve this task, your system should have Powershell 2.0 or later version installed.

import-module "SQLPS" -DisableNameChecking
set-executionpolicy unrestricted

set-location "C:\Delete_backup_folders\";
$ErrorActionPreference = "SilentlyContinue";

$servers = get-content "C:\Delete_backup_folders\serverlist.txt";

$filePathOutput = "C:\Delete_backup_folders\Output_serverlist.txt";

$cyclecount = 1;

try
{

foreach ($server in $servers)
{


    "****SERVER NAME****	:	$($server)" | out-file $filePathOutput  -append
"----------------------------------------------------------------------" | out-file $filePathOutput  -append
  Remove-Item "\\$server\C$\MSSQL`$XX1\backup\Folder1" -force -Recurse
  Remove-Item "\\$server\E$\MSSQL`$XX1\backup2\Folder2" -force -Recurse
  Remove-Item "\\$server\F$\MSSQL`$XX1\backup\Folder3" -force -Recurse
  Remove-Item "\\$server\D$\MSSQL`$XX1\backup\Folder4" -force -Recurse
  

  Write-Host "Processing Server: $($server), Cycle : $($cyclecount)" -Fore Red
  Invoke-Sqlcmd -ServerInstance $server -Database "master" -Connectiontimeout 20 -QueryTimeout 40 | Out-File -filePath "C:\Delete_backup_folders\Output_serverlist.txt" -Append
     
  Write-Host "Processing completed on Server: $($server)" -Fore Green;

    $cyclecount += 1

  }
  
 }

 catch
      {
                Write-Warning "Error processing command";
                $error[0];
                $Exception = $Error[0].Exception
               
     }

finally
  {
   $ErrorActionPrefernce = $eap
  }

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