How do you automatically delete backups older than XX days?

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VSAdmin
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How do you automatically delete backups older than XX days?

Postby VSAdmin » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:10 pm

I would like to delete all backups that are older than 14 days.

Basically only keep the last 14 backups that I have running daily.

Can this be done within the backup app or do I need to use a scheduled batch file?

Softland
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Re: How do you automatically delete backups older than XX days?

Postby Softland » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:53 pm

Hi,

In FBackup you cannot specify such a condition.
Using the Full backup type, only the latest version of the backup is kept.
Using the Mirror backup type, every time you run the backup, the files are updated in destination, keeping also a single version.

j-a-c-k
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Re: How do you automatically delete backups older than XX days?

Postby j-a-c-k » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:59 pm

This suggestion can get you closer (7-days):
Assuming that you are doing full backups.
Create a separate backup job for each day of the week storing the backups in different folders.
Schedule each to run weekly.
This creates a rolling 7 day backup.


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