%hs is terminating abnormally

Error Message:
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
%hs is terminating abnormally.

Severity level:

This error message appears when, for example, a database or transaction log backup cannot be completed due to an error.

The T-SQL statement can be parsed, but causes the error at runtime.

Error of the Severity Level 16 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The root causes for this error can be complex and difficult to locate. In some case you should consider a call to Microsoft Product Support.

All versions of SQL Server.

USE master
BACKUP LOG master TO DISK = ‘D:Datamaster_log.bak’

In the above example to root cause for the error is obvious. You cannot backup the log of the master database.


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