Category Archives: SQL Errors

Msg 3201, Level 16 Cannot open backup device. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.)

Below you can find the solution of the following SQL Server error message:

Msg 3201, Level 16 Cannot open backup device. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.)

Probably you face this error when you try to make SQL Server database backup. It has to be admitted that this error message belongs  to the permissions issue on the local disk and user account which is running SQL Server. Continue reading Msg 3201, Level 16 Cannot open backup device. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.)

Failed to update database because the database is read-only

Here we are going to discuss how to solve the error message “Failed to update database because the database is read-only” that you can face with working with SQL Server. Below the complete text of this error:

Msg 3906, Level 16, State 1, Line 10
Failed to update database "MyData" because the database is read-only.

Of course, experience DBA can say that your database is read-only and you don’t have any way to write into it. All you need is simply mark the database as read-write. That’s it. But still, we are going to show you, how you can solve this issue using simple T-SQL Commands or SQL Server Management Studio . Continue reading Failed to update database because the database is read-only

Cannot bulk load because the file could not be opened. Operating system error code 5 (Access is denied.)

In this blog post, we are going to discuss how to solve the following error “Cannot bulk load because the file could not be opened. Operating system error code 5 (Access is denied.)”. Below you will find the reason why this error happened and the way to solve it. Continue reading Cannot bulk load because the file could not be opened. Operating system error code 5 (Access is denied.)

No Backupset Selected to be Restored

Let’s imagine the following situation. You have SQL Server database and you perform backups from time to time. Something went wrong and now you need to restore your SQL Server database. You start to do it with the help of SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) but face with the following error message: “No Backupset Selected to be Restored“. Continue reading No Backupset Selected to be Restored

SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 – Error Locating Server/Instance Specified

Sometimes you may see “SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 – Error Locating Server/Instance Specified” error message when connecting to a SQL Server and don’t know where to start. In most forums people say this is because remote connection is not enabled on the server. This is not exactly correct. Actually, this error message gives customers a very specific information and the solution is quite simple.

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