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Default BACKUP file append

I have a script to backup by database that runs daily.

Code:
CHECKPOINT;

declare @filename varchar(1000)

set @filename = '..filepath..\MyDB - ' + CAST(DATENAME(dw,getDate()) as varchar) + '.backup'

BACKUP DATABASE MyDB
TO DISK = @filename
This names the backup files with the day of the week. That way I always have a week's worth of backups. However, these backup files are getting huge. I'm pretty sure that the files are getting appended, not overwritten.

That is, when "MyDB - Friday.backup" gets created, the data is appended to the file from the previous Friday - it doesn't outright replace it. Is there a way to overwrite the file?

Thanks in advance for your comments.

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