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Delete Old Windows Backups

When using Windows Backup on servers it seems that the backup drive can get full. MS is suppose to automatically clean up backups but I find it does not.

For my example I have a backup drive on G: drive. To clean up old backups off this drive you open a command prompt with Administrator privileges then type the following:

diskshadow

Then type one of the following.

To delete just the oldest backup type:

delete shadows oldest G:

To delete all the shadow backups from G:

delete shadows volume G:

 

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