Sql-server – Initial Full Backup Failing Immediately

backupsql serversql server 2014

This server was recently installed and configured. I was in the process of creating some maintenance plans to backup the logs and DBs on a daily basis. Regardless of my method to perform a full backup, it would fail immediately citing the generic error message

Error: 3041, Severity: 16, State: 1.

This is what I found in the SQL Error Logs:
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I've never seen this before and wasn't able to find much during research. I've verified that the associated service account has permissions to the backup folders and there is more than enough space.

Other details

  • SQL 12.0.4213.0
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • VMware virtual machine

Best Answer

I forgot to update this post with what ended up working for me. I don't know why, but running SSMS as Administrator allowed the backup to complete as you'd expect.