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We have a Windows 2008 server backup that has filled the disk.  I thought by default server 2008 should auto free space by deleting older copies but it's not working.  Can't even run the command to do it manually.  Getting error attached. Help is appreciated.


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I am sure you have seen this
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770266(WS.10).aspx

I could have sworn you couldnt use vssadmin after looking at this:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.05.adbackup.aspx

Then I saw the issue and I am supprised I hadnt actually experienced this. I am passing on to you for your review:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/06/22/backup-version-and-space-management-in-windows-server-backup.aspx


This is probably going to be useful to you as well:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944530

Good luck and please post if you are successful.

thank you,

Louis
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Thanks for all of this. Turned out a bit simpler however. The folks here had  changed the backup one day and included a volume that was too big to back up.  They then tried to reschedule. We got in and cleaned up and everything looks ok now.
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Resolved our problem with different solution than Expert had provided but Expert provided valuable information for future reference.
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