Solved

Restore  file from BAK error

Posted on 2007-11-16
6
1,064 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I just received a sql backup file from what I believe is sql 2000.  when I select the file in the restore process I get this error.  I'm running SQL Server Express 2005 on my laptop.


Cannot open backup device 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Backup\Burrwolf_11142007.bak'. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.).
RESTORE FILELIST is terminating abnormally. (.Net SqlClient Data Provider)

Any help would be appreciated
thanks
0
Comment
Question by:keschuster
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Chris Mangus
ID: 20302380
Error 5 usually indicates a lack of permissions to the file.  Can you verify that the account being used to restore the database has access to that directory?
0
 

Author Comment

by:keschuster
ID: 20302397
Sorry newbie here - where do I do that in 2005?
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Mangus earned 500 total points
ID: 20302406
This would be outside of SQL Server.  When you connect to the SQL Server via SQL Server Management Studio, what account are you using, a SQL account or a domain account?

If a domain account, it will need at least read permission on your backup folder.  If you're using a SQL account when you connect then the account that your SQL Server uses to start up will need read permission to the folder.
0
Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

 

Author Comment

by:keschuster
ID: 20302423
I'm loggin in with my domain account (windows authentication),  everything is on my laptop.  I have full access to it - I copied it there.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Chris Mangus
ID: 20302437
Has the SQL Server service login account been changed recently?

I would try adding the SYSTEM user with full permission to your backup folder.

Also, check this link for more info as I am leaving my computer for the day...:  
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=283827&SiteID=1
0
 

Author Comment

by:keschuster
ID: 20302494
That was it.  Once I have the system user more permissions I coulde read the file.  That link was perfect
thanks
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
encrypt SQL Server 2008 port 1433 3 48
Using a SUBQUERY for the set variable 10 29
VM SQL server license. 1 65
SQL query joining 6 tables in asp.net 4 30
JSON is being used more and more, besides XML, and you surely wanted to parse the data out into SQL instead of doing it in some Javascript. The below function in SQL Server can do the job for you, returning a quick table with the parsed data.
In this article we will learn how to fix  “Cannot install SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2: Unable to install windows installer msi file” error ?
Via a live example combined with referencing Books Online, show some of the information that can be extracted from the Catalog Views in SQL Server.
Viewers will learn how to use the UPDATE and DELETE statements to change or remove existing data from their tables. Make a table: Update a specific column given a specific row using the UPDATE statement: Remove a set of values using the DELETE s…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question