How to Automatically Remove Backups Older than X Days on Computer?

Posted by @AOMEI

April 13, 2017

With the increasing versions of backup, insufficient disk space often occurs that always leads many serious problems. Automatically removing backups older than x days is the solution.

Why to Remove Backups Older than X Days with AOMEI Backupper Server?

With the development of network, more and more people use computers to do office work, thus, a lot of data is stored in computer. But computer failure always happens, such as virus, physical disasters, deleting useful files, system breakdown and so on; all of those will cause data to be lost. Once data is missing, the loss will be irreparable. Therefore, you should backup the important and useful files, or folders. Usually, users may backup data regularly. Like this, there are many backup images on computer and occupy the limited disk space. If you want to download some movies and games on computer, they will not be stored because of low disk space. At this time, you will clean up the disk to delete some useless folders and also can choose to delete backups older than x days. If the images are large, it is inconvenient to delete them. But how will you do? Choosing a software - AOMEI Backupper Server to remove backups is a good idea.

How to Delete Backups Older than X Days?

To ensure data security, creating schedule backups is essential, you can backup important files, folders, system, partition or disk day by day, week by week or month by month. Along with time flies, the backups are becoming more and more. Under the circumstance, it is wise to automatically remove backups with AOMEI Backupper. AOMEI Backupper supports to manage disk space during backup. How to delete backups older than x days? The guidance is as follows:

Step 1: Under “Home” table, you will find the schedule backup that once you have backed up. Click “Properties”.

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Step 2: Then click “Backup Scheme”. You can choose to enable disk space management. Select the first option, and then you can remove the backups older than x days. The program will automatically delete the old backup image files saved beyond x days only after the next backup finishes. According to your need, choose the number of days. For example, if choosing 1 day, you create a file backup on Monday, and then also create a backup on Tuesday, in that way, the backup on Monday will be automatically deleted on Tuesday.

Backup Scheme

Like that, it is easy and convenient to remove backups older than x days with AOMEI Backupper. You needn’t to worry about the disk space management problem. If you want to try, please click here to download AOMEI Backupper Server.

In addition to delete the backups older than x days, you also can delete multiple old backups. The previous x versions of obsolete backup image file will be automatically deleted only after the next backup finishes. By default, the two methods don’t delete the image file of the first backup during disk space management.