How to Get Rid of Backup Device Operating System Error 5?

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While backing up your SQL Server, SSMS or T-SQL Commands you might encounter “Cannot Open Backup Device Operating System Error 5”. This is one of the most common issues in taking SQL Server database backups. There are numbers of reasons behind the occurrence of this error and there are a number of ways to fix the problems. For these sorts of situations, there is Operating System Help offered by the experts who are skilled with highly technical knowledge.

If you get the error in the ways mentioned below, it means you are having Cannot Open Backup Device Operating System Error 5”.

“Msg 3201, Level 16, State 1, Line 4

Cannot open backup device 'D:\Adventureworks.bak'. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.).

Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 4

BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.”

The error usually appears when you try to backup SQL Server database to a network drive. Therefore, the issue occurs because of a result of mistaken permissions to the network drive.


If you get that error using SQLBackupAndFTP then you must try to stipulate a provisional folder for the backup job like C:\Temp and check if it resolves the issue.

If it shows the same problem, or you get this problem by using SQL Server Management Studio then you need to verify NTFS permissions for the folder you have specified and ensured if all users of your system have all permissions to it.

To ignore the problem associated with NTFS permissions; it is advised that you should not use a folder in your profile folder like C:\Users\….

Check, after all the required configurations are finished, you will be able to perform SQL Server database backup successfully. Moreover, you can have more Windows Operating System Support and help via toll-free +1-800-439-2178 helpline number, where experts and certified engineers are available all the time. They are skilled with high technical knowledge and experience to deal with all sorts of technical problems associated with Windows.

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