SQL Server 2011 (Denali): Changing Backup Files Default Path


Up to SQLServer 2008 R2 (10.5), we were unable to change default path (easily) for “Backupfiles”, though it was possible after making some changes in registry at path. “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\ MSSQLServer\BackupDirectory
Note: For SQL Server 2005 its MSSQL.1, for SQL Server 2008, its MSSQL10 and for SQL Server 2008 R2 its MSSQL10_50
 
Thanks toSQL Server 2011 (Code name DENALI), as now we can change this default path for backup filesto our required one by just opening server properties page and on “DatabaseSettings” tab.

Try Taking abackup from SSMS and now you can find that it has already pointing toward yougiven path.




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Posted on October 24, 2011, in Backup/Restore, Sql Server 2005, Sql Server 2008, SQL Server Denali. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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