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sql 2008r2 backup database "database 'any-database' does not exist".

Posted on 2013-01-07
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SQL 2000 server upgraded to full version of 2008 R2.

Windows authentication as a member of domain admins
Regardless of the database name...

SQL Query:

backup database mydatabase
to disk = 'c:\data\backup\db.bak'

Gives error:
Msg 911, Level 16, State 11, Line 1
Database 'mydatabase' does not exist. Make sure that the name is entered correctly.
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.'


Same with "backup log [any-database] to disk..."

All say "database does not exist".

I've added my user explicitly as dbo.

"use [any-name]" works just fine.
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by:EugeneZ
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you may installed sql server as CS..
run sp_helpdb and check the db name: it can be upper case

can you run from the same session
use mydatabase?
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appari earned 500 total points
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may be your server is case sensitive?
check for the exact name and use it in your query.
execute
SELECT * FROM master..sysdatabases

and use the db name from the list.
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by:snowdog_2112
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wow - obvious, and yet, dumb.

Collation: Latin1_General_CS_AS

Case Sensitive!  First time I think I 've seen an MSSQL db in CS collation (other db's, yeah).

backup database MYDATABASE to disk = 'c:\data\db.bak'

works just fine!

Thanks a TON!!
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by:EugeneZ
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hmm- did you try my post?
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by:EugeneZ
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as I said - it is CS and sp_helpdb  will give you real name..
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