James Lean (2/23/2011)
You CAN change the default backup directory using SSMS very easily:-
- From Object Explorer, right-click on the server and choose Facets.
- In the Facet dropdown, choose Server Settings.
- Change the BackupDirectory to your chosen folder.
No server restart is necessary. You can verify the change by checking the registry key.
Oh dear. I had no idea about that. I'd always used the registry in the past as that was the only way I could find to do it, and BOL seemed to back me up.
I'm not sure if anything can be done to fix the question, but in the meantime I can only apologise for the incorrect answer and explanation.