FIX: “9003 error, sev 20, state 1” error when a backup operation fails on a secondary replica that is running under asynchronous-commit mode

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core More

Symptoms


Assume that you have an Always On Availability Group (AG) in an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2016. When you back up a secondary replica that is running under asynchronous-commit mode, the backup operation may fail occasionally. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:

Resolution


This problem is fixed in the following updates for SQL Server:

          Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2

Cumulative Update 11 for SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1

Status


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

References


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