Preventing local content backup when upgrading ArcGIS Enterprise with Powershell

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09-17-2020 11:33 AM
EricA
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Hello all,

We are currently in the process of upgrading our ArcGIS Enterprise from 10.6.1 to 10.8.1 and we will be using the ArcGIS module within the PowerShell DSC (3.1.0). 

We had an issue when we did a manual upgrade a few years back where the content items were backed up to a local directory during the upgrade (normally hosted on a share). Our local drives do not have enough space to store the auto backed up content items, so the Portal upgrade did not complete successfully. We had to implement a workaround to use a symbolic link to redirect the upgrade-backup directory to a network share instead of machine's local volume.

Question I have is there a way through the PowerShell DSC (whether in the .json config file itself, or through the PS command) to prevent this local upgrade-backup from occurring or point to a different location other than the default? We are hoping to avoid the issue above again when we do these upgrades with PowerShell. 

Thank you in advance,

Eric

Cameron Kroeker

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CameronKroeker
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Hello Eric,

This is a great question and a valid use case! Unfortunately though, the PowerShell DSC ArcGIS module doesn't have the ability to change the location or prevent the local upgrade-backup from occurring.

Thanks,

Cameron K.

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CameronKroeker
Esri Contributor

Hello Eric,

This is a great question and a valid use case! Unfortunately though, the PowerShell DSC ArcGIS module doesn't have the ability to change the location or prevent the local upgrade-backup from occurring.

Thanks,

Cameron K.

EricA
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New Contributor III

Appreciate the quick response Cameron! If this could be considered for future releases of the ArcGIS module, this would help with our (and I would hope others' as well) Enterprise upgrades tremendously.