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Posted - 2007-05-16 : 11:00:41
I am an intern working with two SQL Server 2005 instances on two Windows Server 2003. The servers are linked via crossover. I am using this setup to practice my log shipping before I move to the production databases. I am using the wizard to complete the log shipping. The primary server SQLCOM1 is to backup and restore the DB on the secondary server SQLCOM2\SQL_Data using the default folders after the restore. SQLCOM2\SQL_Data has been shared and I have permissions for most of the default SQL groups as well as a user 'connect' and the local admin. When I go to execute the log shipping it throws the following:

BackupDiskFile::CreateMedia: Backup device '\\SQLCOM2\SQL_Data\AdventureWorks.bak' failed to create. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.).

I am working with SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition SP1. (SP1 to replicate the production servers.)

Thanks for any help,

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Posted - 2007-05-16 : 11:12:35
Sounds like the account you are using doesn't have permission on \\SQLCOM2\SQL_Data\ to create the file.

If you are able try making accounts admin on that server until you find out which one it is then you can find what permissions it really needs.
I would try the sql server service account first.

Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
DTS can be used in a similar way.
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Starting Member

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Posted - 2007-05-16 : 11:27:38
I keep reading in forums that the "sql server service account" needs to be changed but I am not sure where to change it at.

Additional info:

I am logged in as Administrator on both machines.
The Share Permissions has the following groups or user names:
Remote Desktop Users(SQLCOM2\Remote Desktop User)

Each of these users\groups has full control permissions.

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Posted - 2007-05-16 : 13:13:21
You can change it in sql server configuration manager.
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Starting Member

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Posted - 2007-05-16 : 13:21:18

I changed the "log on as" to .\Administrator for SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) and SQL Server Agent (MSSQLSERVER). In the SQL Server Configuration Manager and ran the Log Shipping wizard and all is well!

Thank you very much.

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