FIX: Retention policy does not work when you use SQL Server Managed Backup to Windows Azure in SQL Server 2014 or 2016
When you use SQL Server Managed Backup to Windows Azure on a database in SQL Server 2014 SP1, SP2, or 2016, the backups that are past the retention period are not deleted according to the retention policy.
The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server:
- Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2016
- Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014 SP2
- Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2014 SP1
Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. We recommend that you download and install the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 3168707 - Last Review: 09/22/2016 03:16:00 - Revision: 3.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard
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