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remove files older than 5 days - in Powershell script

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I have the folloing script file i inherited. I need to add to it a loop to remove all files older than 5 days. Is it also possible to zip the files as well ?
thanks very much

## Full + Log Backup of MS SQL Server databases/span>            
## with SMO.            
# Requiered for SQL Server 2008 (SMO 10.0).            
$Server = "TEL-ACCOUNTS";     # SQL Server Instance.            
$Dest = "C:\SQL_PS_Bck\";    # Backup path on server (optional).            
$srv = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server $Server;            
# If missing set default backup directory.            
If ($Dest -eq "")            
{ $Dest = $server.Settings.BackupDirectory + "\" };            
Write-Output ("Started at: " + (Get-Date -format yyyy-MM-dd-HH:mm:ss));            
# Full-backup for every database            
foreach ($db in $srv.Databases)            
    If($db.Name -ne "tempdb")  # Non need to backup TempDB            
        $timestamp = Get-Date -format yyyy-MM-dd-HH-mm-ss;            
        $backup = New-Object ("Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Backup");            
        $backup.Action = "Database";            
        $backup.Database = $db.Name;            
        $backup.Devices.AddDevice($Dest + $db.Name + "_full_" + $timestamp + ".bak", "File");            
        $backup.BackupSetDescription = "Full backup of " + $db.Name + " " + $timestamp;            
        $backup.Incremental = 0;            
        # Starting full backup process.            
        # For db with recovery mode <> simple: Log backup.            
        If ($db.RecoveryModel -ne 3)            
            $timestamp = Get-Date -format yyyy-MM-dd-HH-mm-ss;            
            $backup = New-Object ("Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Backup");            
            $backup.Action = "Log";            
            $backup.Database = $db.Name;            
            $backup.Devices.AddDevice($Dest + $db.Name + "_log_" + $timestamp + ".trn", "File");            
            $backup.BackupSetDescription = "Log backup of " + $db.Name + " " + $timestamp;            
            #Specify that the log must be truncated after the backup is complete.            
            $backup.LogTruncation = "Truncate";
            # Starting log backup process            
Write-Output ("Finished at: " + (Get-Date -format  yyyy-MM-dd-HH:mm:ss));
Subash Sundharan
IT Infrastructure Architect

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