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The meaning of the codes on Failed BCK

dugidugi Posts: 2
edited January 17, 2013 8:53PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
I got this msg during the backup operations! - someone let me know why it is happening and where I'm doing wrong while my user that is connected to he SQL Server is in sysAdmin role and it is windows user in the Administrators Group. Normal BCK with SSMS are performing with no problems. I have permission to Read'n'Write everything in my Server.

Any way to avoid this failed operation!?

MyServer : Backup - Failed

Performing full backups - Failed

This operation failed with errors.

Backing up MyDB (full database) to:
Error 880: BACKUP DATABASE permission denied in database: (MyDB)
SQL error 916: The server principal "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" is not able to access the database "MyDB" under the current security context.
SQL Backup exit code: 880
SQL error code: 916

Updating SQL Server information - Successful

This operation completed successfully.


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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    Could you please check if the SQL Backup Agent service startup account has the SQL Server sysadmin fixed server role assigned to it?
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
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