FAQ: How to change the SQL backup directory

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:43 pm
Where the Vault repository backups are stored is determined by how your copy of SQL is configured. In the registry, there's a key that controls the default backup directory for SQL Server. If that key is missing, the backup location defaults to the System32 directory. Adding a string value to:
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with the name of "BackupDirectory" and the value of the directory path eg.:
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C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\BACKUP

will set the default backup directory.

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