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Need to change Default Temp files location

Created: 20 Feb 2013 • Updated: 04 Mar 2013 | 4 comments
PhaniKumar82's picture
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Need solution for following issue

we have Netbackup7.5.0.3 on windows 2008 R2 and one of the Media server we defined as Vmware host

But while running Vmware schdule backups it is creating huge temp files in the following location C:\\windows\temp  location.

due to this issue backups jobs are hung frequently and to resolve we have recycle netbackup services then used space is released but again it is creating temp files once backups started so to come out this issue we need to change default temp location into non system drive

same temp files screen shot as been attached for reference...

Please let us know how to come out of this



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Will Restore's picture

on Windows server, change setting under

Computer > Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables > TEMP

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PhaniKumar82's picture


i want to change C:\\windows\Temp  location not individual profiles temp location



sazz.'s picture

as per

To change the location of the System Temp folder, follow the steps given below.

 1.       Right click on Computer and click on Properties. In the resulting window with the basic information about your computer

2.       Click on Advanced system settings on the left panel resulting in a dialog box click on the Advanced tab a

3.       Click on the button near the bottom labeled Environment Variables.

4.       You may see both TMP and TEMP listed in the section labeled User variables for (account). That's the common location; each different login account is assigned its own temporary location.

5.       In the Variable value Edit box you may specify the path to the directory that Windows and many other programs will use for temporary files.

 Be sure and repeat that process for both TMP and TEMP.

You'll need to restart any running programs for the new value to take effect. In fact, you'll need to restart Windows for it to begin using the new value for its own temporary files.

Marianne's picture

Change the System TEMP and TMP variables.


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