Moving your backup destination

Article:HOWTO21385  |  Created: 2009-01-29  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21385
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Moving your backup destination

You can change the backup destination for your recovery points and move your existing recovery points to a new location. For example, suppose you install an external hard drive for storing your backup data. You can then change the backup destination for one or more backups to the new drive.

When you select a new location, you can also choose to move the existing recovery points to the new destination. All future recovery points for the backups that you select are created at the new location.

Note:
If you want to move your backup destination to a new internal or external hard drive, make sure the drive is properly installed or connected before you proceed.

To move your backup destination

  1. On the Tools page, click Manage Backup Destination.

  2. In the Manage Backup Destination window, in the Drives list, select the drive that contains the backup destination that you want to move.

  3. Click Move.

  4. In the Move Backup Destination dialog box, do one of the following:

    • In the New backup destination box, type the path to the new backup destination.

    • Click Browse to locate and select a new backup destination, and then click OK.

  5. Select the defined backups that should use the new backup destination.

    Deselect the defined backups that you do not want to move.

  6. Select Save as default backup destination if you want to use this destination as the default backup destination for any new backups that you define in the future.

  7. Click OK.

  8. To move existing recovery points to the new backup destination, select Move recovery points, and then do one of the following:

    • Select Move the latest recovery points for each backup and delete the rest.

    • Select Move all recovery points to the new destination.

  9. If you have file and folder backup data that you want to move to the new backup destination, click Move file backup data.

    The Move File Backup Data option is not available if no file and folder backup data is found at the original backup destination.

  10. Click OK.


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