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Clearing of remembered mapped drives in SQL server for backuping up to netowrk drives

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In the past I have been backing up my SQL databases to a removable or network mapped drive. I had to enable xp_cmdshell etc and when I try to map a drive the SQL states that this is a remembered drive, even though it doesn't exist. I would like to clear out those remembered drives without it messing up my SQL server install.

Does anyone know a command to do this? Also I don't know much SQL, but the output of the Remembered drive asks about overwriting it. However I don't know the syntax to do that.
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by:Zberteoc
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If you are running the dos commands from SQL with xp_cmdshell it is possible that the OS is waiting for a response that is not provided(you can't provide feedback through xp_cmdshell). You can try to run the command directly in prompt window and give all the requested answers.
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That is correct the OS is waiting for a response to overwrite the remembered connection Y/N. No valid response was provided, therefore it does not allow me to see that drive in SQL disk backup. It states it has a remembered connection. Not sure if xp cmd shell has something to clear out remembered mapped drives.
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Here is what sql query shows
sql-drive-map-error.docx
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That is exactly what I was referring to. If you run the same command in OS prompt window it waits for your answer for the "want to override the rememberred connection?( Y/N)" question, which you can't provide with xm_cmdshell. If you run it in windows you can type Y/N, depending on what you want.

If you want to default to Yes very time you can try to add

/p:yes

to your command executed by xp_cmdshell.
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