Windows Server 2008 Backup - removal of old file

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Candace, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Candace

    Candace Guest

    I have a rotation of 5 removable hard disk drives that are used for backups.
    Using the Windows Server Backup Utility that's native to Windows server 2008,
    is there a way to configure the backup to erase or replace any existing
    backup on that disk? Currently, I'm having to manually delete the old backup
    file to make room for the new one. But I would prefer that the backup utility
    replaced the existing file automatically.
    Candace, Jul 13, 2009
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  2. I'm not familiar with the Windows 2008 backup tool but if it has no inbuilt
    facility to enforce a rotation scheme of five files then it would be
    straightforward to embed the backup command in a batch file and add a few
    lines of code so that old files beyond the count of 4 are deleted before the
    backup process starts.
    Pegasus [MVP], Jul 13, 2009
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  3. Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jul 13, 2009
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