FIX: Error 3203 occurs and a SQL Server 2014 backup job can't restart after a network failure

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 Enterprise


Consider the following scenario:

  • You're using Microsoft SQL Server 2014.
  • You run a SQL Server Backup job for database files that are stored directly in Azure Storage.
  • A network failure occurs.
In this scenario, the backup fails and generates error 3203.


Cumulative update information

The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server 2014:

Hotfix information

To resolve this issue, install the hotfix from KB 3130999 .

Registry information

You don't have to make any changes to the registry to apply this the hotfix.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix doesn't replace a previously released hotfix.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.