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Error 3242

SQL Server 2000

Error 3242

Severity Level 16
Message Text

The file on device '%ls' is not a valid Microsoft Tape Format backup set.

Explanation

The backup device does not contain data in Microsoft Tape Format due to one of the following situations:

  • The contents of the backup set were not generated by SQL Server version 7.0 or later.

  • The contents of the backup set have been damaged.

See Also

Backing Up and Restoring Databases

BACKUP

RESTORE

Troubleshooting Backing Up and Restoring

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