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Error: The WSUS repository data is not stored locally.

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We have SBS 2008. We previously moved the WSUS Content and Database (to the D Drive) using this link:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/09/23/how-to-move-wsus-content-and-database-files-to-a-different-partition.aspx

Reason: C Drive was not partitioned correctly and was running out of free disk space.

We now have a Larger Disk (Physically installed as the I Drive), and would like to migrate the data off of the D Drive and onto the I Drive.

When we run through the wizard this time we get this error:
Window Title: Move Windows Update Repository Data.
Error Message: An error occurred while attempting to move the Windows Update Repository data.
Exact Error: The WSUS repository data is not stored locally.

Troubleshooting Steps:
We CAN move the Database, and has been moved back to the C Drive.
We can NOT move the WSUS content.
WSUS content is stored: D:\WSUS\WsusContent (8.5GB) - Modified 09/29/2011 10:27AM
Ran WSUS "Server Cleanup Wizard" & Restarted Server. (did not help, but shows that WSUS can access the Content)

The only thing we've found online is to repair WSUS.
Link: http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2009/08/27/repairing-wsus-3-on-sbs-2008.aspx

I'd like to save the "Repair" option as the very last thing we do to correct this issue.

Please help.

Thank you in advance,
Joshua.
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by:Donald Stewart
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Try using the WSUSutil command line tool


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708480%28WS.10%29.aspx

(Changing the Location where You Store Update Files Locally)

For example, type:

wsusutil.exe movecontent D:\WSUS1\ D:\move.log
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Hi DStewartJr,

I'm not a guru (yet) with WSUS or it's CLI. This is what I tried:

C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools>wsusutil.exe movecontent D:\WSUS\ D:\Change.log
Content location is being moved. Please do not stop this program.
Content move failed. Please refer to the log file for more details.
Fatal Error: The new content file location is the same as the old location: D:\WSUS\
Parameter name: fileLocationNew

C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools>wsusutil.exe movecontent I:\WSUS\ I:\Change.log
Fatal Error: You must specify an existing local directory on an NTFS partition as an absolute path or specify an existin
g UNC path for the new content file location.


Before I mess things up, can you please help me with the exact command I should type out?
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Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
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Again use

wsusutil.exe movecontent I:\WSUS\ I:\Change.log


But first you need to create the folder I:\WSUS


FYI....the content will get copied to the new location<<<so after a successful copy, you can delete the old
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by:Links_Technology
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It's always the small things... I could have sworn I made a WSUS folder on the I Drive, but apparently not.

Thanks for your help!!
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