Moving data directories for analysis services

Trying to move the storage location for both cubes and dimentions from a small drive to one with more headroom (space).  
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dfr031260Author Commented:
Make sure that nobody is changing OLAP databases/cubes at the moment

·        Open Analysis Manager

·        Right-click on server name

·        Open Properties and you will be able to see Data folder on General tab (typically c:\Program Files\Microsoft Analysis Services\Data).

Make sure Both SQL Server service and Analysis Server service is stopped then

·        Copy all files and sub-folders of Data folder to new location (using Command Prompt or Windows Explorer)

·        Go back to Analysis Manager and set path of Data folder to new location

·        Restart Analysis Services

·        Test new setup by querying OLAP databases/cubes

·        If everything is OK, delete original Data folder

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