Original Element (XMLA)
Contains the original file system storage location used by a Folder element.
The Original element contains a UNC path to be replaced with the value of the New element contained by the parent Folder element for all objects restored or synchronized, respectively, during a Restore or Synchronize command. The value of this element is compared to the value of the StorageLocation element for each cube, measure group, or partition and, if a match is found, the value of the New element is used to update the StorageLocation of the object during restoration or synchronization.
For more information about backing up and restoring objects, see Backing Up, Restoring, and Synchronizing Databases (XMLA).