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 5.4.0.35

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

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

F:\SQLLogs\MEDPOL\<INSTANCE>\SQLBackup

This works ok with log files being created in the directories according to the SQL Server instance name ie
F:\SQLLogs\MEDPOL\INSTA\SQLBackup
F:\SQLLogs\MEDPOL\INSTB\SQLBackup

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.

Comments

  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    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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