I have been trying to set up log shipping on a database with a backup size of ~190MB. However, I have been getting two error messages as stated below during the initial backup of the DB before it is restored on the warm standby.
Windows was unable to save all of the data for the file \Device\LanmanRedirector\<<UNC Path>>. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save the file elsewhere.
Write on '<<UNC path>>' failed, status 64. See the Sql Server eror log for more details. BACKUP database is terminating abnormally.
Backing up the database out side of the logshipping set up runs fine if I use a mapped drive, but it fails again when I use a UNC path. All the permissions are correct (I have backed up a smaller DB to the UNC path which completes successfully) so I am a little stumped.
Thanks for coming back so quickly. I thought that the cache could be the problem but noticed from the link you sent that it was specific to NT. I forgot to mention in my initial post that I am running on Win 2k SP2 Adv. Server boxes. Could this still be a problem with the more recent OS?
The second link you mentioned relates to a very specific record in the event log. The error I am experiencing is almost identical to that mentioned in the KB article all exceppt for the final staus code. I do not have c0000022 in my event log. Am I correct in therefore assuming that the workaround will not make any difference.
I know this is just more questions, but I do not have access to the boxes for the next couple of days and am trying to workout the best approach so as to try to reolve the problem when I get on site as quickly as possible.