Invalid zero-length device name. Reissue the BACKUP statement with a valid device name

 

ERROR MESSAGE:

Msg 3044, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Invalid zero-length device name. Reissue the BACKUP statement with a valid device name.
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

EXPLANATION:

You may encounter such an error when you take backup.

SOLUTION:

If you have encountered this error, make sure to specify a file name for the backup file.

For example, if you run a command as follows, you will get this error:

Ekrem Önsoy
Author: Ekrem Önsoy

The original article was written in Turkish by Ekrem Önsoy and translated to English by dbtut with the consent of the author. The copyright of the article belongs to the author. The author shall not be liable in any way for any defect caused by translation.

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