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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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for windows you could try using "junction". This is a tool to help create symbolic links, similar to unix...

see here:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768

 

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@tsambran 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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