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I am trying to back up a pretty big database and I keep getting this error:

Msg 3271, Level 16, State 1, Server {Server Name}, Line 1 A
nonrecoverable I/O error occurred on file "{Backup File Location}:"
112(failed to retrieve text for this error. Reason: 1815). Msg 3013,
Level 16, State 1, Server {Server Name}, Line 1 BACKUP DATABASE is
terminating abnormally.

Does anyone happen to know what this is?

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So after many google searches and realizing that there was very little space left on the drive that I was trying to back up to, I found the issue.

Resolution: There is not enough space on the drive to fit the backup.

That seems like something that would be pretty easy to display Microsoft!!

Hope this helps someone else

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