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How to relocate the Altaro temporary files

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017 10:54PM CEST
Altaro VM Backup will create temporary files during backup operations and by default the location for these files is on the C: drive.

If you'd like to move the location of this temporary directory, please ensure that you are running build 5.0.97 or later.

To do so, you can follow these steps:
  1. Firstly, create a folder named "Overrides" in this path: C:\ProgramData\Altaro\AltaroBackupProfile

    If you'd like to move the temp files on the Altaro Offsite Server, create a folder named "Overrides" in this path: C:\ProgramData\Altaro\AltaroOffsiteServerProfile

  2. Then create a text file named "OverrideTempFolder.txt" inside the newly created folder.

  3.  In the text file enter the path where you wish to store Altaro’s temp files, for example: "E:\AltaroTemp" (without quotes) -- ensure this location exists.

  4. On next Operation, all Altaro temporary files will now be stored in the above directory.

  • ProgramData is a hidden folder by default

  • Ensure that the file extension is showing, or you might end up with a file named "OverrideTempFolder.txt.txt"
  • Ensure there are no spaces at the end of the path and no extra line breaks in the text file
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