Here's how Delete Before Backup is implemented:
1) When a full backup is scheduled to run, the machine will post a list of which backups are currently on the hard drive.
2) The machine will then contact a web service on the KServer
3) The KServer will respond with a batch file of which files need to be deleted (by comparing the list of backup sets on the hard drive versus what the KServer's database thinks should be there)
4) The machine will execute said batch file
5) The backup will commence
mfelderSo is there a switch to get aconris to delete old backups.
I have been using a robocopy script to delete files older than 3 weeks, hoping that is about the about of disk space remaining.
If Kaseya could delete the old backups first it would be great.
iamnetDid the above post work? (keep previous x sets) I run 2008 SP1 188.8.131.52 and am still having trouble with backups deleting. If someone could confirm it works for them either on 2008 SP1 or previous then I will look deeper into my system before I blame Kaseya.
mmooreI have been using the delete before option but it does not always work. Another unindented result is that if you have a few backups fail and don't realize it, all of your backups may have been deleted depending on how many full backups you are keeping.
I did open a issue with Kaseya in regard to the backups not always getting deleted and they said there was a hotfix. I have applied the hotfixes but have not yet been able to fully test the result. I am not yet running SP1.