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Alternative path for SAV updates?

Created: 22 Feb 2012 • Updated: 19 Feb 2013 | 4 comments
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We have an issue whereby quite a few of our servers have space issues with the C: drive so when trying to run liveupdate they have insufficient space and the update fails, Generally from experience we need about 1.2+gb for it to work...

The option to increase, space, reduce what's on the C: or move the profile path isn't really an alternative for these servers so can I specify an alternative download/temp path for the definition files so we can get round the issue?

We're talking about 10.1.7 & 10.1.8 clients here and we run an internal server for updates so in profiles \all users\application data\symantec\liveupdate is the settings.liveupdate file Can I modify this for it to use say the D:\ drive? or is there anything else we can do?

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pete_4u2002's picture

Liveupdate is designed in such a way that it goes to the C drive , you cannot move this to a  diffrent drive.
Not only symantec If you have any other software installed and that downloads defntion or upadtes on a daily basis will be on the C Drive.\

if you are running internal LUA, then you can think of changing folders

How to change the clu-prod, clu-test, Luadownload and TempDownload folders within LiveUpdate Administrator 2.2

greg12's picture

If you have a fresh partition, you could use a Windows mountpoint to redirect the LiveUpdate folder to it. It's described here for the Inetpub\content folder of SEP 11:

Of course it works for every folder.

Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

Well ..Liveupdate will go on <Root> ..

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ahumphries's picture

Really need the ability to change the LiveUpdate download area from the C: drive to another drive.

Any help?