Move the Data Protector \ProgramData\OmniBack directory

Hello All,

  I was wondering if there is a possibility of moving the C:\ProgramData\OmniBack directory to a new drive (i.e. E:) after the installation has been in use. I have noticed there are references to that directory in the registry and was hoping there was a documented procedure for this.

(v9.08 is installed on a Windows 2012 server)

Thanks,

Trish

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     I was wondering if there is a possibility of moving the C:\ProgramData\OmniBack directory to a new drive (i.e. E:) after the installation has been in use. I have noticed there are references to that directory in the registry and was hoping there was a documented procedure for this. (v9.08 is installed on a Windows 2012 server)


    When I last investigated, the only supported (by rumour) option to do so was through reinstallation followed by a readdb of the previously dumped IDB, manual move of DCBFs and the Config tree. But that was for 6.11 (see this thread where I migrate to a new OS, 64bit platform and target drive letter in a single step). I assume something like that can be done with 9.08 as well, but it requires testing. I'm rather confident the IDB restore (readdb) and DCBF move will work out, but 8.x has new components compared to prior versions and just dropping a copy of Config into the right place might not suffice.

    BTW, I prefer to install (both code and data) to O:\OmniBack which is a dedicated volume. Way more flexible in the future than splicing it into the system drive and no hassle with that pesky ProgramData tree, either.

    HTH,
    Andre.

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  • wrote:

     I was wondering if there is a possibility of moving the C:\ProgramData\OmniBack directory to a new drive (i.e. E:) after the installation has been in use. I have noticed there are references to that directory in the registry and was hoping there was a documented procedure for this. (v9.08 is installed on a Windows 2012 server)


    When I last investigated, the only supported (by rumour) option to do so was through reinstallation followed by a readdb of the previously dumped IDB, manual move of DCBFs and the Config tree. But that was for 6.11 (see this thread where I migrate to a new OS, 64bit platform and target drive letter in a single step). I assume something like that can be done with 9.08 as well, but it requires testing. I'm rather confident the IDB restore (readdb) and DCBF move will work out, but 8.x has new components compared to prior versions and just dropping a copy of Config into the right place might not suffice.

    BTW, I prefer to install (both code and data) to O:\OmniBack which is a dedicated volume. Way more flexible in the future than splicing it into the system drive and no hassle with that pesky ProgramData tree, either.

    HTH,
    Andre.

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