Solved

Remove older backups using Windows 2008 R2 backup

Posted on 2011-09-07
3
596 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I use the local Windows 2008 R2 backup program to backup my Exchange 2010 server. I backup daily. How do a get rid of the older backups so I can free up space on my backup drive. I just see the dialy backups just growing one after the other. Can I set to say keep the last 7 days or a don't exceed a certain storage limit?
0
Comment
Question by:gregurl
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
5g6tdcv4 earned 300 total points
ID: 36499809
short answer no. You will need a 3rd party add-on or a Script to remove the old backups
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:gregurl
gregurl earned 0 total points
ID: 36504593
I also set the file storage limit on the shadow copies smaller to clear out older shadow copies.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:gregurl
ID: 36527918
After setting the file storage limit on shawdow copies, the files cleared up space automatically.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

To effectively work with Diskpart on a Server Core, it is necessary to write some small batch script's, because you can't execute diskpart in a remote powershell session. To get startet, place the Diskpart batch script's into a share on your loca…
Scenario:  You do full backups to a internal hard drive in either product (SBS or Server 2008).  All goes well for a very long time.  One day, backups begin to fail with a message that the disk is full.  Your disk contains many, many more backups th…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question