Is there a way to redirect the File History Backup up folder to another server ?
The server that Server Ess 2016 is installed on is rapidly filling up. Seems the File History folder on the server is the reason why ( 500GB and about a million files .. and still its counting!)
On the Dashboard, selecting Users, and then " change file history" opened up some options.
Seems default is to store these files for a year, I've trimmed it down to a month and only profile data too
Maybe you can move it to an iSCSI drive on another device. As far as I know it is not possible to move folders to:
From Manage Server Folders in Windows Server Essentials
Is there a script or PowerShell command we can run to either DEFAULT the file history to a month for all users, or change it for all users??? I agree with Tim here that one year is crazy ridiculous.
Check out this Powershell script.
PS C:\> $fileHistoryConfig = Get-WssFileHistoryConfiguration
PS C:\> $FileHistoryConfig.RetentionInMonths = 6
PS C:\> Set-WssFileHistoryConfiguration -Configuration $fileHistoryConfig
If you change RetentionInMonths = 1 it will keep files for one month. This setting is global
If you want to change status for File History for a user and delete the backup files use:
PS C:\> Set-WssFileHistoryManagementStatus -UserName "DaveB" -UnManage -Delete
If you want to turn File History on again run:
PS C:\> Set-WssFileHistoryManagementStatus -UserName "DaveB"
Both of those sets of scripts worked great! You should create this into a tutorial - I know this is something I'm bookmarking for the future as well.
Mariette - you mentioned to me in another message, that there was a way in the Dashboard to set this globally? I've looked far and wide and can't find it - I can find it for one user at a time or I can find the options for backup (not file history). Is it somewhere I'm missing?
Does this help How to disable Client Computer Backup in Windows Server Essentials?
No - that's just the Client Backup - not File History. One would think Microsoft would have included it somewhere around here in the Dashboard - but alas, no go. Your powershell commands will be the only way to "easily" manage this for now. Thanks.
You can set File History also through the Dashboard. You just need to make sure that if you open the Users tab do not select a user and then select File History from the right panel. BTW, Powershell is the future. Soon you must know and understand this otherwise you will no longer be able to administer an on-premise server or anything in Azure.