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not able to backup to network folder

Posted on 2011-02-25
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I am running the command:
BACKUP DATABASE [TRACKER] TO  DISK = '\\POSRANC011\G$\TRACKER_Backup_Feb25.bak'

The server where TRACKER database is POSRANB021. We want to backup the database to a network drive that belongs to POSRANC011 server. The service account of POSRANB021 is a local admin on POSRANC011.

But when the backup command is run we get

Msg 3201, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
Cannot open backup device '\\POSRANC011\G$\TRACKER_Backup_Feb25.bak'. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.).
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Beyond the service account being a local Admin, what else do we need to make this work?
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Question by:anushahanna
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by:tigin44
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which edition do you use?
you can not backup to a network drive if you are using express or msde editions..
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by:anushahanna
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enterprise.
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tigin44 earned 425 total points
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do the user that runs the backup script have enough prilages on the network drive to create a file? Your message indicates a windows level permission needed to complete the process..
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by:anushahanna
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thanks tigin44- that was it; appreciate your insight.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>Beyond the service account being a local Admin, what else do we need to make this work?<<
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