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Cannot open backup device '\\remotesqlserver\e$\Backup\databasename.bak'. Operating system error...


Cannot open backup device '\\remotesqlserver\e$\Backup\databasename.bak'. Operating system error 53(The network path was not found.).

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You need to create a share on the remote server. The E$ is created by default, but it has administrative permissions. If this was working before, then you have had some permissions/account change.

Create a share at that folder, assign permissions as needed, and assign the service account for SQL Server. That is the account that is performing and copying the backup. Alternatively, you could use SQL Agent to run the backup locally and copy it to the share, and then SQL Agent's service account needs the permissions.

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The Backup folder is shared and has all the required Full Control to Everyone as permission. The sqlserver agent Login account is an administrator.
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Thanks for all the responses.

This thing is yeah, backup was running fine with no issues till it suddenly stopped. There haven't been any change in account, permmission or anything. Firewall has been the way its been, off on both servers

I also tried to backup to the same server using the UNC path, i,e \\MAINSERVER\e$\Backup\databasename.bak and it still failed but when i used E:\Backup\databasename.bak it backed up.
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I think you haven taken the light speed backup.....
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