Backup failed for Server, The media is formatted to support 2 media families Error

If you have overcome the subject error when setting up a backup on Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio; below is a series of steps which will provide you the solution

  • Under Object Explorer, expand the Server Objects tree
  • Under Server Objects; expand Backup Devices
  • If there is backup object list, delete it
  • Create New by right-clicking on Backup Devices
  • In the resulting Window, provide the Device Name and file name as illustrated
  • Create the backup and select the Backup Device as the destination



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Posted on September 17, 2015, in DB, SQL, SQL Server and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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