fatherjack2fatherjack2 Posts: 311
edited February 12, 2009 7:13AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions

I am just exploring Log Shipping and have run through the wizard 5 times now without success. I keep getting this error:
Setting up log shipping - Failed

Backing up source database - Failed
This operation failed with errors.
Backing up AdventureWorksDW (full database) to:
Error 500: Failed to create backup folder : D:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Backup\AdventureWorksDWError 505: No valid SQL Backup file names entered.
SQL Backup exit code: 505

Restoring database to destination server - Pending
Operation pending.

Creating backup job - Pending
Operation pending.

Create restore job - Pending
Operation pending.

Refresh server information - Pending
Operation pending.

Where do I have to enter SQL Backup file names?

Senior DBA
Careers South West Ltd


  • additional, and possibly more fundamental - I cannot backup the database to the location marked above. Looks like its not my stupidity in working the wizard but possibly permissions ... or something ...

    Senior DBA
    Careers South West Ltd
  • peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    If you cannot back up anything to 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Backup\AdventureWorksDW', check that the SQL Backup Agent service startup account has read/write rights to that folder.
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
    Beyond compression - SQL Backup goodies under the hood, updated for version 8
  • Yup, changing the file location above has removed error in backup and in log shipping wizard. All working now.

    Senior DBA
    Careers South West Ltd
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