I am trying to restore several databases and I have no clue why some of them fail with the following error:
Msg 3634, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The operating system returned the error '1244(The operation being requested was not performed because the user has not been authenticated.)' while attempting 'RestoreContainer::ValidateTargetForCreation' on 'K:\Logs\MyDatabase.ldf'.
Msg 3156, Level 16, State 8, Line 1
File 'MyDatabase_log' cannot be restored to 'K:\Logs\MyDatabase.ldf'. Use WITH MOVE to identify a valid location for the file.
Msg 3119, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Problems were identified while planning for the RESTORE statement. Previous messages provide details.
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
This is the SQL statement that I'm using
RESTORE DATABASE [MyDatabase] FROM DISK = 'K:\Backups\MyDatabase_backup_2014_10_14_055006_4726051.bak' WITH REPLACE, MOVE 'MyDatabase_data' TO 'K:\Data\MyDatabase.mdf', MOVE 'MyDatabase_log' TO 'K:\Logs\MyDatabase.ldf', STATS = 10
As I said, some of them will work perfectly fine, while others will give me an error similar to the above. Unfortunately I can't find a pattern for the ones that fail / succeed.
If there was some sort of authentication issue, why does my SQL work on some but not on others? What am I missing?
LE: I had to give this user the
sysadmin role for a completely unrelated issue. This may have also fixed this. I'll investigate and come back.