Can the number of backups per file be limited?


#1

I use WD Backup on a 1 TB My Passport, backing up files every day. The drive tends to fill up rather quickly. Can I set a limit to the number of backups saved to the drive, deleting older versions of the file?


#2

WD SmartWare has the option to change file history under Software Settings. However, WD Backup does not allow you to set a limit at the time of this post.


#3

Has this changed so that I do have to manually delete older files? " I use WD Backup on a 1 TB My Passport, backing up files every day. The drive tends to fill up rather quickly. Can I set a limit to the number of backups saved to the drive, deleting older versions of the file?"


#4

This is my issue as well. I am leary about deleting files on the backup medium by date, as I do not really understand the structure of the data. There are a few files that seem to be index files, so if this points to files or folders that I have deleted, that might be a problem.

Given that this is a WD product, they would be in the best position to either modify WD backup to provide some kind of “trimming” function, or a separate program that does that.


#5

I have the same situation, my drive fills up in about six months of backups. I would like to say “keep only three months of backups” or maybe “keep only three versions of a file”. Is this possible? If not, why not?