I am using ACT! Premium for Workgroups 2006, and we currently use the scheduler, but it doesn't allow me to overwrite the backup that it creates. Instead it creates a new backup zip file with the day's date in the file name. I need it to just overwrite the existing backup, or overwrite only 10 files or so. If this goes unmanaged, it fills up the hard drive. We backup the file that the act scheduler creates using Symantec Backup Exec, and if i create a job to backup the folder where act scheduler backs up to, my symantec jobs get bigger every time. This is not how it should be.
There was a problem with ACT! 2008 version 10.0.0 and 10.0.1 due to the number of policy files causing resources being depleted. That was changed with version 10.0.2 so that system resources are not depleted. If you upgrade make sure it is directly to version 10.0.2.
Roy Laudenslager ACT! Certified Consultant Techbenders firstname.lastname@example.org
I use the ACT scheduler to create the date named ZIP backup, then the Windows Task Scheduler with the forfiles.exe command (http://www.ss64.com/nt/forfiles.html) to delete all ZIP files older than 2 days, e.g. if your backup ZIP files are in D:\BACKUP,
FORFILES.EXE -pD:\BACKUP -m*.ZIP -d-2 -c"Cmd /C del /q @FILE"