Sunday , January 24 2021

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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About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP , Publisher of Azure365pro.com. Specialized in Office365 / Microsoft Exchange / Virtualization , Sathesh is an Messaging Expert supporting/Designing/Deploying many medium size businesses to large enterprises when it comes to Corporate messaging and Virtualization Infrastructure

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3 comments

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for this, it was super useful!

    Regards,
    Yannis

  2. 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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