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I am running Win2000 with SQL2000. My backup has been working fine for a couple of days, until this morning. Here’s the error message I got from my nightly backup job: [Microsoft SQL-DMO (ODBC SQLState: 42000)] Error 945: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Database ‘IEX39’ cannot be opened due to inaccessible files or insufficient memory or disk space. See the SQL Server errorlog for details.
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally. 1. I have plenty of backup space – over 1.6 terabytes free on the backup drive
2. No users are logged into the database – test database and server was rebooted after the failed backup
3. I can query the database fine and view a list of tables in Enterprise manager
4. The SQL Server log pretty much says the same thing as the error message, not much help I tried to create a new maintence job and just backup the problem database. Same error.
I tried to create a new maintence job to optimize the database. Same Error.
I tried to create a new maintence job to reorganize the database. Same Error.
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Ok, I had to do some research on what other people were doing, but here’s the conclusion: 1. Permissions were changed on the drive where the database resides and not rebooted 2. Everyone still had access to the databases on that drive 3. Machine was rebooted a couple days later and when SQL Server was restarted, it was unable to get access to the drive and put the databases into suspect status. I put the permissions back on the drive and rebooted SQL Server and now everything works fine. Thanks for any responses to this post.
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