I have been searching for an answer why I cannot get replication services to work on my 2 machines.
I have setup snapshots to be pulled from the publisher to the subscriber. Every time I try to synchronize them I get an error:
The process could not read file 'D:\SQLProgramFiles\MSSQL10.STD08\MSSQL\ReplData\unc\[INSTANCE_NAME]\[DATE]\FILE_5.pre' due to OS error 21. (Source: MSSQL_REPL, Error number: MSSQL_REPL20024)
Get help: http://help/MSSQL_REPL20024
The device is not ready.
(Source: MSSQL_REPL, Error number: MSSQL_REPL21)
Get help: http://help/MSSQL_REPL21%5B/quote%5D
I have checked and the subscriber machine has access to the folder on the publisher where the files live. The snapshot agent HAS completed it's job too.
I can't find much information about this error. Anyone run into this before?