Azure Backup: Changing Scratch Location

By November 29, 2018Azure, Blog, Microsoft
restart azure backup engine

How do I change the cache location specified for the Azure Backup agent?

Stop the Backup engine by executing the following command in an elevated command prompt:

PS C:\> Net stop obengine

Elevated Comand Prompt for Azure Backup Scratch

Do not move the files. Instead, copy the cache space folder to a different drive with sufficient space. The original cache space can be removed after confirming the backups are working with the new cache space.

Registry pathRegistry KeyValue
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Azure Backup\ConfigScratchLocationNew cache folder location
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Azure Backup\Config\CloudBackupProviderScratchLocationNew cache folder location

Azure Backup Scratch Location 1Azure Backup Scratch Location 2

Update the following registry entries with the path to the new cache space folder.

Restart the Backup engine by executing the following command in an elevated command prompt:

PS C:\> Net start obengine

restart azure backup engine

Once the backup creation is successfully completed in the new cache location, you can remove the original cache folder.

Brandon Stuart, PEI

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