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Remove Windows Server Backup Versions using PowerShell

Don’t know that if Windows Server Backup Disk Space Management Changed in Server Windows Server 2012 R2. Some servers It overwrites the backups properly without filling the disk. In some environments it doesn’t .

But lets see how to remove backups to get some free space. to keep it going.

To know how many Backup Copies we have in the Current machine –

(Get-WBBackupSet –MachineName DS001).count

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To keep Latest 15 Versions and remove the rest.

Remove-WBBackupSet -MachineName DS001 -KeepVersions 15

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Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Specialized in Microsoft Azure - Office 365 / Microsoft Exchange; conducted numerous projects worldwide in designing, supporting, and implementing messaging and virtualization infrastructure for medium-sized and large enterprises. Further, I am a Cloud Architect and Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I have windows 2012 std server, we use to take daily schedule backup, I have C Drive which is only have 40 gb of data but when the baremetal with C drive backup is happening , the total backup sizes become 80gb or so, why this happening.
    Pl suggest.

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