Manual backup of SBS 2011 Essentials - how long does it last?

HI all,

I have and SBS 2011 Essential server making automatic backups every night. My understanding is that after the backup drive fills up, the oldest backups get erased to make room for the latest backups.

But, if I make a manual backup - do those get automatically erased as well?
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David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
Hello,

Have a quick read of this:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2011/03/14/windows-server-backup-automatic-disk-usage-management.aspx

It suggests that any backup, Manual or Automatic, will get deleted.
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SteveCommented:
yes, backup space on the disk is managed automatically by the backup software regardless of if you run the backup automatically or manually.
The only issue is where you have a disk too small. if there is less than 1/8th space free on the backup disk the software will usually fail to manage the space automatically and will require interaction from you.
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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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