Advice how to avoid running out of space on flash drive

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mrleeder
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Advice how to avoid running out of space on flash drive

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The way my Cobian is setup I am doing a full on Sunday nights and a differential nightly. My backups are appearing is with a date folder and creating new folders each day. The drives are only 60GB so eventually I will run out of space. I really only need the latest backups. Is there a way I can format my flash drive every say couple days or weeks?

I attached a image. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: Advice how to avoid running out of space on flash drive

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forfiles Help you. Something like that ...

forfiles /p D:\Test\ /d -2 /c "cmd /c del @path /q"

In this case, deleting files older than two days.
Parameter "/d -2"
Place the bat file after completing the task.
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Re: Advice how to avoid running out of space on flash drive

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Thank you for that. I am not sure where exactly to put it. As you can see from my screenshot that is what my backups look like daily. I have 3 folders:
1. CAI
2. Crystal Delivery
3. EndofDay

My ideal scenario is to have a full backup of these folders on the thumb drive, daily. I am testing with differential as well. Not sure if this is the most efficient way to accomplish my needs. Maybe you could provide some insight as well? THANKS!
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Re: Advice how to avoid running out of space on flash drive

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You can also limit your differential copies in the "Dynamics" tab if this is of any help...
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