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SQL 2012 - Maintenance cleanup

Posted on 2014-07-28
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Hi all,

Im trying to run a maintenance cleanup as part of my maintenance plan. I run a full SQL backup nightly to a drive configured as F:\ The full backups are running but the maintenance cleanup task doesnt appear to be clearing down the  the files older than 7 days.

Am I missing something?
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by:ste5an
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I would guess so. How have you set it up? Take a closer look at the folder value.

Cleanup settings
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by:Matt
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missing .bak

thank you will test and get back.
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by:Rich Weissler
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Make certain you don't have a period before the 'bak'.  (And frequently, you need to clean up trn files as well.)
If you use a separate subdirectory for each database, be certain you select that option in the cleanup tool.
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by:Matt
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Hi all,

This still isnt working for me. Attached a screen shot of settings. All BAK files are in the root of F:\
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by:Rich Weissler
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That screen looks correct.  Lets drop back a few yards and confirm assumptions:
1. The backup files you want to get to go away are written to the root directory of F:.
2. The backup files are being created by the SQL Maintenance task, from this same instance of SQL.
3. The maintenance job is scheduled and does successfully run.  (And you can confirm in the job history, that there are no errors.)
4. The job runs with the same results regardless of whether it runs on the schedule, or is manually initiated by an administrator.
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by:Matt
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1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. Not tested.

Screen shot of task.
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Backup task
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Rich Weissler earned 1500 total points
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Hmm... Well, neglecting the 'shrink database operation' in there for the moment, (but really, don't do that) if not a single one of those earlier tasks are failing, I don't see any reason for this not to work.  On the flip side, if any single one of those tasks DOES fail, then nothing after it will run.  (The reason is that all those arrows are green, which means the next job will run on success.  You can right click the arrows to change them to blue 'completion' arrows, if you like... or remove the arrow leading into the cleanup object which means it will run concurrent to the other tasks... or put the different tasks in their own schedule...)

Other than that, I don't see any reason it wouldn't be running.
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