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BACKUP command failed

I am using sql 2008 enterprise version received below error message,

BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP DATABASE John_Mimi. 
Check the backup application log for detailed messages.

Noticed in SQL error logs,there is below message.

Source Backup Message Error: 3041, Severity: 16, State: 1.

Can any expert let me what is this all about, and why back up command failed?

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asked Sep 21, 2010 at 12:17 AM in Default

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Like it says, have you checked the logs?
Sep 21, 2010 at 01:05 AM ThomasRushton ♦
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You need to look at the logs. It's possible that you're using a third party product for the backups. That app may also have logs you need to check. Those logs should tell you what the problem is.
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answered Sep 21, 2010 at 04:28 AM

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What is the type of BACKUP that you are trying to take? FULL, DIFFERENTIAL OR LOG? If it is DIFFERENTIAL OR LOG, you may be trying to take the backup where the FULL backup does not exist. Please refer the below links.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921106/ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928317
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answered Sep 21, 2010 at 01:51 AM

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