Cannot open backup device. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.) BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Error:

Cannot open backup device. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.)
BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Snap Shot:

ERROR-5-BACKUP

Causes:

SQL service might not have permission to the Path where back up is supposed to be created.

Workaround:

  1. Connect to  DATABASE with [SA] credentials.
  2. Assign SQL service permission to the backup path.

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