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Map Network drive not visibile for backup?


Map Network drive not visibile for backup?

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Hi,

I have mapped network drive for backup purpose. It is showing server level. But it is not visible in Management plan at chose backup drive location.. what could be issues?

SQL Agnet account - running under Network sercive account.

Error Messages:

Operating system error 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.". Possible failure reasons: Problems with the query, "ResultSet" property not set correctly, parameters not set correctly, or connection not established correctly.

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For database backup taking on network dirve, Is it really require to enable XP_CMDSHELL feature in instance side? there may be security issues
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Agreed on xp_cmdshell. The very simple procedure is outlined here.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/varund/archive/2009/06/04/backup-sql-server-database-to-a-share-drive-on-another-server.aspx
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ananda.murugesan (10/11/2013)
Hi,

I have mapped network drive for backup purpose. It is showing server level. But it is not visible in Management plan at chose backup drive location.. what could be issues?

SQL Agnet account - running under Network sercive account.

Error Messages:

Operating system error 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.". Possible failure reasons: Problems with the query, "ResultSet" property not set correctly, parameters not set correctly, or connection not established correctly.

Thanks
ananda


You don't need to see it in the GUI to use it. Just use the UNC for the backup path and it'll work just fine.

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Hi Anada,

Does your service account has permission to the network share?

You should be able to navigate to the folder when you are logged into the server and confirm by checking the folder permissions/properties?

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