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Maintenance plan problems

sharscho asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Hello experts, I have problems with backup maintenance plans of sqlserver 2000. I have a plan for user dbs and a plan for system dbs. The one of user dbs has 1 db of 32G and a db of 15G. The idea is that the MP remove files older than 3 hours so that only one backup copy remains on disk. This is due space issues on this server. They don't want to invest in this since they will be using another application soon (I hope). The MP does not remove the older copies of the biggest db and we can problems with the backup of the db of 15G. What I di now is, I made a seperate MP for each big database adn so seperate them from the others and let it run at different times. But can someone tell me why sqlserver 2000 does this? Why it does not remove the files like it is told to do? The server runs ms win 2003.
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