troubleshooting Question

How to back up an MS SQL 2008 db to a network share?

Avatar of WhamMcC
WhamMcCFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft DevelopmentMicrosoft SQL Server
4 Comments1 Solution500 ViewsLast Modified:
I'm trying to back up an MS SQL 2008 database to a network share using SQL Server Management Console.  Going to Tasks/Back Up and then attempting to add a destination, the only choices I have are local drives.  The share I want to back up to is mapped to Z:\ but Z:\ does not appear as a possible destination.  There's no place for an UNC path either.

Maybe this has something to do with the account the MS SQL Server service logs in with?

 I've tried several different built-in and regular user accounts, restarting the service each time but the only choices I have are still just local drives.

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros