You can move backup locations from one location to another new location or you can consolidate a backup location with an existing backup location on a disk storage.
Understanding Consolidated Backup Location
You can move backup location to another existing backup location on a disk storage. After the move, the backup location on the disk storage is referred as a consolidated backup location.
Types of Move Backup Location Operations
You can perform the following move operations:
Move to an existing backup location: Move a backup location on a disk storage to another existing backup location to merge the backup locations. Before the move, both the backup locations report the same storage space as the disk storage which causes inaccurate storage space reporting. With the move, you can improve accuracy in reporting, alerting, and billing of storage space of a disk storage.
For example, D drive is present on a MediaAgent with a total space of 50TB and available free space of 25TB. If you configure two backup locations in two different folders on the D drive, then both the backup locations report the same total space and available free space. Due to this, the storage space for the disk storage that hosts the backup locations is inaccurately reported as total space of 100TB and available free space of 50TB. To avoid inaccurate reporting, move either of these backup locations to another folder in the same disk storage to merge into a consolidated backup location.
You can also move in the following cases:
To improve storage management of a disk storage, you can move backup location to an existing backup location that has more storage capacity or faster disk media on the same MediaAgent or another MediaAgent.
To decommission the storage hardware of the source backup location
Move to new location: Move a backup location to another location that has more storage capacity or faster disk media on the same MediaAgent or another MediaAgent. The destination backup location can be a local path or a network path.