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sql server 2005 drive issue

hi , unable to access the drive in the sql server. we have 3 drives S,T,U drives, i am able to access then in windows environment,but when i am trying to take backup from sql server , i am unable to see the drives , and also i am unable to access then , other than S drive.
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Scot Hauder answered
What account is the SQLAgent running under? Changing this to use a domain account that has access to the drives should make them visible
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+1 and if SQL server/agent is runnung under domain accout, check rights of that account
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we have a seperate domain account create with admin rights , use use cluster server
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If you are running on a cluster, then SQL Server will only see the disk resources that are in the same cluster group, and that it is set as a dependency of - because that is the only way that it can ensure that the drives will actually always be on the same node and ready when the service starts. Also, I don't know why you've tagged your question 'linked-server'? Some more information about your environment might make it easier to give an answer...
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Right, so make sure that the disks you want to use are in the same cluster group, and make sure that they are set up so that SQL server is dependent on them. Then they will show up...
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yes we are using them on cluster and the resources are shared on the same server
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