Just a quick post on a really handy command to keep around.
If you have ever needed to script or even just manually delete a bunch of files that were old than X days then you can use the following command in Windows CMD:
forfiles /p “C:\source_folder” /s /m *.* /c “cmd /c Del @path” /d –7
Just make sure you change the path to where your files are and in this example the “/d -7” at the end is deleting files older than 7 days, you can change that number to anything you wish.
Backup Assist is a wonder data backup and recovery tool, but nothing is perfect and everything has problems here or there. One that I have come across more than once is:
Backup Assist Fails to delete old backup that is not even there any longer. Basically this is due to a corrupted catalog, so we need to rebuild it:
1. Shutdown Backup Assist Service
2. Open explorer and browse to: c:\ProgramData\BackupAssist 6\Catalogues
3. Rename to catalouges.old.
4. Start Backup Assist Service
For any restores using the Restore Console, make sure to point to this .old folder if restoring from a date in that .old timeframe. If Single Instance Store can just drag and drop from the backup drive.