As we know once a week Windows Home Server schedules a job to go through and delete its unnecessary or no longer desired PC Client backups that it accumulates over time. However, there are times when the Hard drive that the databases are being backup to are running low on room and may need to delete these backups sooner than one week. Problem is that there is no way of running the databases cleanup job manually within the WHS Dashboard. Now thanks to one of our Forum Members there is now a way of doing so from within Task Scheduler (In previous versions of Windows it was called ether “Task Manager” or “Scheduled Tasks”).
Who this Article is For?
This article is to be used with either Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, or Small Business Server 2011 Essentials for anyone who wants to delete unwanted PC Client Backups manually and not have to wait the customary once a week.
The How to information is intended as a guide or a helping resource to those who are trying to delete PC client Backup databases manually rather than letting it run its scheduled task once a week. There is no 100% guarantee that this will work as described in this article. I assume no responsibility for any consequences of running the PC client database task manually and the user will assume the full risk of any adverse effects of doing so.
1. From the Client PC or Remoting into the WHS 2011 Server click on the Dashboard.