FIX: SQL Server Managed Backup does not delete old backups that are beyond the retention period in SQL Server

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 EnterpriseSQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core

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

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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