Getting Error trying to run scheduled task - 0xffffffff

I am trying to run a scheduled database backup on one of our servers.  The last result section of the task is showing 0xffffffff, and my monitor tools are showing that the backup did not run.  Does anybody know what this error means, and how to fix it?
lflorenceAsked:
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
>> The last result section of the task is showing 0xffffffff, and my monitor tools are showing that the backup did not run.  

Kindly let me know which Monitoring tool you have used and where did you found the hexadecimal code.

>> Does anybody know what this error means, and how to fix it?

Providing more details about the error would help identifying the reason for failure.
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lflorenceAuthor Commented:
The monitoring tool is part of our help desk program.  The Hexadecimal code is what is given when I look at the scheduled task in Scheduled Tasks in Server '03.
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king daddyCommented:
With no other info provided, it may be an authentication issue. Check the account information used  to run the task. Being that you mentioned you were backing up SQL 2005 (according to the zones listed), it may have been a volume shadow copy (VSS) error. You may also want to check the event viewer for any info. If there is anything in the event viewer, or any other pertinent information about this scheduled task, as rrjegan17 stated above, post it here so people will have more info in which to help out.

good luck
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lflorenceAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately there are no errors in Event Viewer.  The one thing I did notice is that I'm running it as domain admin, and domain admin is not explicitely listed in the securtiy for the scheduled task.  I have added it, and will see what transpires.
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
What kind of backup job it is either SQL Agent job or Maintenance plan since both are the recommended ways to take / schedule database backups.
If so, then right clicking either SQL Agent Job or Maintenance plan and choosing View History would provide you the exact results encountered.

Also make sure that

* You have sufficient disk space in the path provided
* Check for any errors in the Scheduled task and if it is not logged, then log into a text file so that we can view the exact error and fix it accordingly.
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