View Full Version : AE 3.1.5 Connecting to MS SQL

March 22nd, 2012, 12:22 PM
We have purchased the MS SQL Agent for Amanda Enterprise 3.1.5.

When I perform a 'check host' on the Backup What page, I receive the error:

ERROR: MSSQL : Fail to connect to MSSQL Server. Check
'amandabackup' user credentials
Client check: 1 host checked in 32.147 seconds. 1 problem found.

I have created the user 'amandabackup' as per the instructions, but at no point does it specify what the password is for this account. I feel there is probably one small item I'm missing here, but would really like to get this running.

Are there some known gotchas that I should look out for ?

Any help would be great.


November 14th, 2012, 05:54 AM

Don't know if you already solved this but you need to add the amandabackup account to the SQL sysadmin role. In case you want to backup a SQL cluster you need to create and use an amandabackup domain account and add it to the SQL sysadmin role.