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SCCM 2012: Site Backup failed

Issue: I was trying to configure site backup Maintenance Task to put backup to a hidden share on my SCCM server. I am using a SQL Cluster as a backend. The backup failed with the error:

Error: Backup folder <My BackupFolder> does not exist or backup service does not have permission to access the folder.


Error: SQL Server could not prepare for the Backup. 

Resolution: Максимов Алексей pointed me to a fresh Microsoft link:

It turned out to be a known bug with SCCM 2012 (probably will be fixed with SP1).

There are several workarounds suggested – I used one recommended to create a Backup Share on SQL, not on ConfigMgr.

3 responses to “SCCM 2012: Site Backup failed

  1. Roman SANCHEZ February 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Hi, you have to configure properly your share and had the computer accounts of the SCCM server and the SQL server (if it’s a separate one). Don’t forget to give Full Control to both account.

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