Symptoms

Assume that you use the SQL Server Managed Backup to Microsoft Azure feature to manage and automate SQL Server backups to Microsoft Azure Blob storage in Microsoft SQL Server. In this situation, you may notice that the old backups that are beyond the retention period are not deleted as expected.

Resolution

This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

       Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2017

       Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

       Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

       Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2017

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2016

Latest cumulative updates for SQL Server 2014

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about SQL Server Managed Backup to Microsoft Azure, see SQL Server Managed Backup to Microsoft Azure.

References

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