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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: MSSQL 2000- Backup Activity on a Network Machine

    Hi,
    I am using an Enterprise Manager and i have created a Database Maintainance Plan, can anybody guide me as to how to create backup on a remote machine.

    I also mapped that device(say M/c B) onto my server box(M/c A) but i am not able to see that particular location in my backup activity screen.

    Can this be done in the first place ?

    Regards,
    Tahir

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    we need some clarification.

    do you want to backup databases on machine A to machine B or do you want to manage backups of databases that are on machine B from machine A?
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    Yes i want to backup databases on machine A to machine B through Enterprize manager.

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    While doing the backup on a networked remote machine which has been given full rights the job fails giving this error

    BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP DATABASE [qa_tm_bdr_fix2] TO DISK = N'\\192.168.156.7\DBBackup\MUMSV075\qa_tm_bdr_fix2 _db_200612262300.BAK' WITH INIT , NOUNLOAD , NOSKIP , STATS = 10, NOFORMAT

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    Is your SQL Instance on A running under the system-account? The system account had no rights on B.

    But there should be a more useful messge somewhere about why the job fails. Maybe in the errorlog? Have looked at the details in the jobhistory?

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    Lexiflex is right. Make sure that the service account running the SQL server on B has enough permissions on the share (on A) where it should write the backup file. So in your case the account under which SQL Server B is running should have the permissions on the \\192.168.156.7\DBBackup share. I assume you allready shared the folder ... The problem Lexiflex is referring to is that the 'local system account' from machine A is not the same as the 'local system account' on machine B ... although it looks like it's the same one, it's definitely not ! You shouldn't run SQL Server under the local system account ... ever.

    Been there, done that, worked fine.

    Gr,
    Yveau

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    I am betting this is the problem as well. You will need to change the sql server and sql agent accounts to run under a domain account that has rights to your backup location.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    Thanks a lot for all ur help.......it works........

    Regards,
    Tahir

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