SolarWinds Backup Help


In the Advanced tab of the Preferences section on Backup Manager, there is functionality to change the directory of temporary files, configure an alternative user for backup and the format in which the file size will be displayed.

Temporary files Directory

Here is how to change the location of temporary files for Backup Manager.

  1. Click Preferences > Advanced.
  2. Click Browse next to the 'Save temporary files to' text box.
  3. Navigate through the file tree to select the new location of the temporary files
  4. Click Save.

Alternative user for backup

This setting allows you to specify an alternative set of user account credentials which will be used to allow Backup Manager permission to backup any files or data sources which are restricted on the device.

  1. Click Preferences > Advanced.
  2. Specify the credentials of the alternative account to be used.
  3. The username can be added as either domain\username or username

  4. Click Save.

File size display

  1. Click Preferences > Advanced.
  2. Using the Type dropdown, select the format you would like to view the file size in
  3. The choices for type are Auto, KB, MB or GB

  4. Click Save.