FIX: Managed Backup fails intermittently because of SQLVDI error in SQL Server

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


Assume that you use the SQL Server Managed Backup to Microsoft Azure feature to manage and automate SQL Server backups to Microsoft Azure Blob storage in Microsoft SQL Server.

When you try to back up a database that's large, it takes a very long time and the retention thread might restore header only. In this scenario, you may notice that the Managed Backup fails because of SQLVDI error that resembles the following: 

ErrorCode=(183) Cannot create a file when that file already exists


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

      Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2017

      Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

      Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

      Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2014 SP2


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

More Information

To get more information about SQL Server Managed Backup to Microsoft Azure, see the following link: SQL Server Managed Backup to Microsoft Azure.


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