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Backup system error 5

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When performing a backup I'm reciving the error message:

"System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Cannot open backup device. Operating system error 5(error not found). (Microsoft.SqlServre.Smo)

This is backing up to a network location and I'm able to backup other database on the same server/instance without error so it shouldnt be a permissions issue?

Any ideas why I can backup some databases to this location and not others?
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Do you (or the account running the backup) have access to the particular location?

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The fact that you have other backups to the same network drive, doesn't mean that this cannot be a permission problem. For example in many places you can't backup to the drive's root, but you can backup to any directory on the drive. Another case can be that you have permissions to backup the database to a specific directory on the server, and this time you tried to backup the database to a different one.

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The account I'm running the job under and I'm logged in as both have full permissions to the backup location.
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Run this:

exec xp_cmdshell 'dir \\your_server\your_share\ /S'
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