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Write access to Backup Folder


We have also encountered the issue where the backups were not being generated. Our workaround was to grant "Authenticated users" Write access to the backup folders on all the WFEs in our farm.
Please update your documentation to cover this.


chungw74 wrote Aug 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

The backup operation seems to run as the user account that is logged into SharePoint. It works great when a member of the Administrators group does it. However, if a non-privileged user tries, you will get:

Error loading and running event receiver
Microsoft.SharePoint.Site.RecyclBin.DeleteEventReceiver in Microsoft.SharePoint.Site.RecycleBin, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=98e95e81f8f8e48206. Additonal information is below.

: Access to path '[YOUR BACKUP PATH]\Log\RecycleBin.log' is denied.

Therefore, you must grant the write access to the backup folder to the "Authenticated Users" group (or group that contains the list of people who have permissions in Sharepoint).

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM