I have created a SQL Server Agent job (in SQL 2008 R2) to back up some databases on a server. This task runs fine when the backup folder is set to a folder on that machine, but when I try to set it to a remote folder location, it does not work. I get the rather unhelpful error Execution of job 'xxx' failed. See the history log for details. I've looked at the windows event log and I see the message `Package "DailyBackup" failed.

Is there a way to get more detailed logging? Also, is what I am trying to do even possible (i.e. write backups to a folder on another server). Note I can happily access the folder on the other server and create files etc, so I assume this is not an issue with access rights?


SQL server is referring to the SQL Server Log, not the Windows Event log.

Your SQL Agent process has no permissions to write to the remote location; you will have to grant access to the user running the SQL Agent process.

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