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Cannot delete old backupsHi, one of my job(takes backup+delete old backups) fails with following report in Maintanance plan error log .It was workin fine till yesterday . When i tried to delete manaually, its giving eror "file is use" .Any one have any idea, will there any chance ,any appli or anythin that keep holding my old Backupfile.
 Database ISSED: Delete Old Backup Files…
Unable to delete file g:MSSQLMSSQLBACKUPISSEDISSED_db_200508070202.BAK.
0 file(s) deleted. This is what maintanance error log reports after running the job .
Do you have any virus scanner on SQL server or any other tool to copy these files to tape or a storage media? Satya SKJ
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No nothing as such . Last week i had same problem, but i could delete it manually .