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Error: Cannot Open Backup Device. Operating System Error (Access Denied). Backup Database is Terminating Abnormally
Error: Cannot Open Backup Device. Operating System Error (Access Denied). Backup Database is Terminating Abnormally

Error: Cannot Open Backup Device. Operating System Error (Access Denied). Backup Database is Terminating Abnormally

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Error: Cannot Open Backup Device. Operating System Error (Access Denied). Backup Database is Terminating Abnormally

Error: Cannot open backup device “C:\Webgility\UnifyEnterprise\UnifyDB_20230420105655.BAK”. Operating System error (Access denied). backup database is terminating abnormally

Reason:

The error indicates that the Webgility Database backup process is being terminated. This can occur due to an incorrect database name, an invalid backup location path, or insufficient permissions for the specified path.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  • 1. Recommended Backup Location:

    • The most recommended location for Webgility Database backup is the C: Drive on the same machine hosting SQL Server for Webgility Database.

    • Create a new folder directly in C: Drive or under C:\Webgility and perform the backup.

    • If you are creating the backup from the Add-on computer then go to System> Database> Backup> OK in the Webgility app.

(Do not change the folder or location and let the default Unify Enterprise folder be selected, this will create the backup on the SQL server machine (primary Webgility computer) under the Unify Enterprise folder.

If you are still getting the same error then follow the next step.

  • 2. Permission Settings:

    • Navigate to the installation directory folder for Webgility, located under C: Drive.

    • Right-click on the Webgility Folder and go to Properties.

    • In the Properties window, provide "Everyone" user permissions with Full Control access, as shown in the screenshot below.

  • After adjusting the permissions, perform a new backup under the location C:\Webgility.

These troubleshooting steps should address the issue. If you continue to face problems, please reach out to Webgility support for further assistance.

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