Changing the default SQL Server backup folder

When installing SQL, you can change the default SQL Server backup folder. When you want to change this afterwards you can’t do this through a gui.

 

If you want to change the path open REGEDIT and navigat to the following key (or similar for your instance or SQL version:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQLServer

Change the BackupDirectory key to the desired path.

This default path will be used when backing up a database.

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