When running a command like the following:

"RESTORE FILELISTONLY FROM DISK='\\\\server\\folder\\DummyDB.bak'"

I'm getting this error:

Backup destination "\\server" supports a FILESTREAM filegroup. This filegroup cannot be used as a backup destination. Rerun the BACKUP statement with a valid backup destination.
RESTORE FILELIST is terminating abnormally.

Unless someone comes up with a better idea, it seems that the drive from which restore is being attempted must not contain any database file contained in a filegroup. Is that the case? Thanks in advance.

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    As you are getting an error message I would assume that is the case. – mrdenny Jul 9 '10 at 23:56
  • do you get the error when your attempting a restore?, or when your attempting the list the files in the backup? (i.e. your first command) – Nick Kavadias Jul 10 '10 at 13:49
  • Nick - when attempting a restore, see above. Thanks. – Ariel Jul 11 '10 at 23:32

This has been noted as a bug by Microsoft. It is scheduled to be fixed in the future.


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