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Default Backup Directory


Default Backup Directory

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Tom Thomson
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Interesting question.

Using .NET (Framework 2 or later) it can also be done using SMO, there are public functions to get and set the (default) backup directory. Documented for SQL 2005 at Settings.BackupDirectory Property.

Tom

Christoph Muthmann
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I've just used the facets method with SSMS 2008 and SQL Server 2005. It is working! So you should give the points to the answer SSMS!

Greetings
Christoph
Christoph Muthmann
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Try it with SQL Server 2000! It's funny!

Cheers,
Christoph
Duncan Pryde
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Thanks everyone for a lively discussion. I honestly thought this would be a nice uncontroversial question! Apart from it actually being incomplete (or incorrect, depending on your point of view), there are also issues with what the default location would actually be and so on.

Live and learn I suppose!

Duncan
zymos
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Nice question and important to note that the default backup directory cannot be changed using SQL Management Studio but by modifying the registry in SQL Server 2005.

Thanks.
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