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SQL 2012 backup job

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Hi all,

Im not a DBA but I have to backup all out databases. I have setup a maintenance job that takes a full backup of our databases every night. I have ticked the box that says "backup set will expire" after 7 days, but it keeps filling up the disk. Am I missing something?
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The "Backup set will expire" option only indicates after how long a backup set can be overwritten, it doesn't actually remove the old backups from disk.

You will need to add a separate "Maintenance Cleanup Task" to do that: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177182.aspx
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