2004-08-20 13:43:27.29 spid53 BackupDiskFile::RequestDurableMedia: failure on backup device '\\10.100.8.8\SQLBACKUP\MTA_SQL_BACKUP\backup.bak'. Operating system error 64(The specified network name is no long er available.). 2004-08-20 13:43:27.29 backup BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP DATABASE MTA_SQL TO DISK = '\\10.100.8.8\SQLBACKUP\MTA_SQL_BACKUP\backup.bak' WITH INIT
The database is about 14 Gb.
I tried backuping to another computer on the network and got the same result.
You are right and I do know that backing to a local driver is the best option, but unfortunately not sufficient space on the local drivers left. I am waiting for an upgrade in couple of weeks so in the mean time I was triying to user a network place.
You can use a tape if you have a DLT drive local to the database server.
14GB is going to be very slow to backup to a network resource. Let's say that process takes a couple of hours. If at any time during the backup a network hiccup occurs, your backup is going to fail. It doesn't keep trying.
Have you talked to your network people about this? You really can't afford to wait a couple weeks to get your backups working. They need to put a trace on the network and figure out what's going on. They also need to look at the NIC card on the server.
Have you looked in the system event log to see if there are any other errors?