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Change the location of the NCM Config Archive

Updated December 17, 2018


This article provides information on how to change the location of the NCM Config Archive folder. NCM allows to use either local storage on the server (default: C:\ProgramData\Solarwinds\NCM\Config-Archive\) or on the network share.


NCM version 7.4


To verify the current Config Archive location(s):

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console.
  2. Go to Settings > NCM Settings > Config Archive Folder Locations.
  3. To change location click link in relevant  Source:
    1. Settings - Config-Archive Directory - will bring you to Configs and allow changing the global (system-wide) location
    2. Jobs - <JOB TITLE> - will bring you to the configuration of the Export Configs type of job and allow changing location for the particular job


If using a network share as Config Archive location, make sure to add user account which has permissions to write to the network share. To add credentials:

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console.
  2. Go to Settings > NCM Settings > Advanced Settings.
  3. Add credentials in the Network Share Settings section:
    1. Credentials need to have read/write access all the way down file level.
    2. If in different domains, proper trusts (2-way) need to have been established.
  4. If you can validate the credentials from 'Configs' tab, from each poller the share can be used.



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