Microsoft SQL DB fails to restore


This article explains how to troubleshoot your SQL database restore failures.


Microsoft SQL restore is failing with the following error:

Cannot open backup device 'VDI_Instance_DBName_DIFF'. Operating system error 0x80070005(Access is denied.).

RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

This is caused by:

The SQL instance is not running as the Local System account.

Resolve this issue by:

Change the account the SQL instance is running under to the same account the BP Agent is running.

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