CLEAR backup files older than ....

Unanswered Question
Oct 19th, 2009
User Badges:


Considering the device NSS4100.

A backup job has been created to backup all data to one of the HDD running every day.

Is there a way to automatically clear (delete) the backup files older then a certain date avoiding filling up the HDD backup ?

Thank you!


  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 0 (0 ratings)
Alejandro Gallego Mon, 10/19/2009 - 21:26
User Badges:
  • Cisco Employee,

At this time there is no setting that will allow us to specify how long to keep back ups. The only thing I could suggest is to set up a script to delete old back ups. You could do this by mapping a drive with NSS admin user credentials and running the script against the mapped drive.

Hopefully I am wrong and someone else will post a better solution.

acordtelecom Fri, 10/30/2009 - 09:45
User Badges:


I have mapped the NSS4100 as a network drive for a windows xp computer and I have tried use the xcopy command.

It seams that the xcopy does not copy all the subfolders.It works only for the first subfolder under the main folder.

xcopy /d /e /i /c /y Y:\RAIDA\* Y:\RAIDC\backup\backup_sh\backup\

I have tried the command on a windows drive in it performs well.

Any other suggestions?



Alejandro Gallego Sun, 11/15/2009 - 12:48
User Badges:
  • Cisco Employee,

sorry for the late reply, but i would try to change the path from \RAIDA\* to "\RAIDA\Volume\*" and by using the NSS admin account you should be able to copy recursively. The difference is that you will not include system directories and also you will be copying files that have permissions directly applied to them. If you are still having problems you may want to call SBSC and open a case.

SBSC: 866.606.1866


This Discussion