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[Microsoft SQL-DMO (ODBC SQLState: 42000)] Error 3201: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Cannot open backup device ‘C:program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQLBACKUP//Backup_ieserver/E/Backup estonly_db_200704241715.BAK’. Device error or device off-line. See the SQL Server error log for more details.
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally. May i know what is the problem happen during i want backup my data at others directory….
Your backup location is the problem "’C:program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQLBACKUP//Backup_ieserver/E/Backup estonly_db_200704241715.BAK’" If you look at it carefully, you have to backup paths….one is local "’C:program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQLBACKUP" and the other is network "//Backup_ieserver/E/Backup"…when you are giving network drive with UNC name you use backward slash ‘\’ not forward slash ‘//’… Run the following command and see….
Backup database <dbname>
to disk = ‘\Backup_ieserver/E/Backup est.bak’ with init
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… also if you are using the network location then ensure SQL Server services account has relevant privleges to write the file. Satya SKJ
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