Will databases be deleted if folder is based on date?

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Will databases be deleted if folder is based on date?

Postby aultmike » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:25 pm

In the backup wizard, step 3 of 6 under the Backup location section:

If this is my Folder specification: C:\\000\\<DATETIME yyyy_mm_dd>\\ AND I turn on the "Delete existing backup filies in this folder for the selected databases" will this housekeeping actually work?

I wonder because the folder name would change everyday... is the program smart enough to search these folders and delete databases that full under its criteria?

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Postby petey » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:10 am

No, SQL Backup won't be able to delete the old files. It only looks in the folder(s) where the current backup file(s) are stored.
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