Sharepoint backup errors

I am running sharepoint foundations 2010 and I'm getting some backup errors.
I'm backing up to my SAN.
"access is denied" error
Object SharePoint_Config_7527afa0-4143-46ce-b0a6-e4a32d59651d failed in event OnBackup. For more information, see the spbackup.log or sprestore.log file located in the backup directory.
SqlException: Cannot open backup device '\\vms01\sharepointbackups\spbr0001\0000003E.bak'. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.).
BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

All 5 errors are giving me this access is denied error message.  
I dont' really want to use a domain account, so I'm not sure exactly what permissions I need to give my sharepoint domain account?
DanNetwork EngineerAsked:
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QPRCommented:
Have a look here for what to set/look out for

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff468694.aspx
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QPRCommented:
Check the SP timer service (account) has permissions to write to the file system.
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
how do I give that account access on my SAN?
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I tried finding it by server\sptimerserice or server\sptimer and nothing comes up.
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
under users and groups, there is no sptimer acount, the only local account is administrator
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
good article, but that only works if you're backing up locally on the same drive.
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QPRCommented:
Which is the recommendation from MS - backup locally and move to a network storage location
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I see.  So then maybe I'll just do that, I'll schedule the backup and then use a program like synchback and schedule that to move it over to the SAN.

Thanks, Dan
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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