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SQL BAckup Log Files not getting deleted

richardrichard Posts: 19
edited November 4, 2010 5:38AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions

I have a problem with our sql backup config that exists on our cluster.

running version

I go and set the Server Options (from the GUI, right click on the server and select Options.) Then under file management I check "Delete log files in this folder" and set a value of say 14 days and also check the "Delete log files in LOGTO folders"

I then click OK and hopefully that should be that. but if I then go back to the options tab, all my changes have been undone and the delete options are left unchecked.

This is a problem as I happen to look at the log folder for one of my instances and there were over 150,000 log files in there.

I did check the registry and the permissions for that tree seem fine.

any ideas?


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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    Are you using a 64-bit OS? If so, are the 'correct' registry settings currently in 'HKLM\Software\Red Gate\SQL Backup\BackupSettingsGlobal\<instance name>' or HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Red Gate\SQL Backup\BackupSettingsGlobal\<instance name>'?

    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
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