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I need to change my backup directory to some other directory which is different from Magento installation root directory. How can i do this?

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You need to override helper & it's function

magento\vendor\magento\module-backup\Helper\Data.php

public function getBackupsDir()
{
    return $this->_filesystem->getDirectoryWrite(DirectoryList::VAR_DIR)->getAbsolutePath('backups');
}

Instead of backups give ur folder name

How to override? http://blog.chapagain.com.np/magento-2-override-rewrite-block-model-controller-helper-using-plugin-preference/

  • there are lots of solutions to avoid core files changes... – MagenX Mar 21 '17 at 9:15
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    If u have better solution then please provide @MagenX – Ankit Shah Mar 21 '17 at 9:28
  • as there is not much information from OP, see my coment about bind mounting – MagenX Mar 23 '17 at 8:41
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Helper-Data.php

public function getBackupDir()
{
return    $this->_filesystem->getDirectoryWrite(DirectoryList::VAR_DIR)->getAbsolutePath('backups');
}

Override Helper Data file

  • why he needs to override core files??? – MagenX Mar 21 '17 at 9:14

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