Minor issue with deleting SQLBackup log files

Andrew HodgeAndrew Hodge Posts: 132
edited April 29, 2009 4:46AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Found a minor issue with SQLBackup

We run SQLBackup on a cluster running multiple instances of SQL Server.

I have used the following path in the SQLBackup log file directory


This works ok with log files being created in the directories according to the SQL Server instance name ie

The issue is that with the path set with the <INSTANCE> tag in it that SQL Backup will not perform the delete operation.

If I change the path to not include the tag then the SQL Backup will delete the log files.

Looks as if SQL backup ignores the tag when performing deletes.

Only a minor issue but thought I would report it. Should I not use tags in the SQL backup log file directory.


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    Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1
    Hi Andrew,

    You've got that absolutely right. There is a bug in SQL Backup that just plain ignores the INSTANCE tag when deleting old backups. This should be fixed in v6.
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