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SQL SERVER | How to Delete files older than N days | Advanced SQL

In database we require to delete the backup files older than N number of days from SQL SERVER using T-SQL. This script will help us in deleting the old backup file to free space from disk. With this we do not have to depend on the Manual intervention to delete the files. We can just use schedule the script using SQL jobs and the job is done. We can also get the sucess or failure of this job using SQL alerts.

To achieve this you need to use the help of XP_CMDSHELL feature in SQL Server.

For enabling the XP_CMDSHELL in SQL Server:-

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Use Master
GO

EXEC master.dbo.sp_configure 'xp_cmdshell', 1
RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE
GO

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Script to delete the backup files older than N number of days

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EXEC XP_CMDSHELL 
	'Forfiles -p ''C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL14.MSSQLSERVER2017\MSSQL\DATA'' 
	-s -m *.trc -d -5 -c ''Cmd /C del @FILE'''

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Notes

-d -> No of Days. In this example the number of days are 5]

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