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2291490 - How to delete old SQL Anywhere incremental backup log files


  • You have limited amount of memory
  • When incremental backups are performed, a renamed copy of the log is stored with the database, and in a backup directory that is specified
  • Since you also create full backups regularly you do not need to keep all renamed logs from the incremental backups
  • You would like to delete logs older than X amount of days without manually deleting the logs (use an event/command)



  • SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 12.x
  • SAP SQL Anywhere 16.x
  • Windows 7


SAP SQL Anywhere 16.0 ; SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 12.0


SQLA, Sybase, delete_old_logs not for replication, remove older log files, limited memory , KBA , BC-SYB-SQA , SQL Anywhere (on premise, on demand) , Problem

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