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Can we prevent the automated backup of moss web.config files or limit the number of them?

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No, SharePoint always create a backup of your web.config file before applying any changes. In development environments there can be a lot of these.

If you necessarily need to remove then create a script that removes the .bak files if they are older than X months.

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