Redirected restore of SQL database fails with error "The directory is invalid"

Problem

Redirected restore of SQL database fails with error "0xe000fe09 - The directory is invalid"

 

Error Message

Restore Job Log shows:-

Final error : 0xe000fe09 - The directory is invalid.

Final error category: Resource error

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-65033

Click an error below to locate it in the job log:

Restore <Servername>

Error writing file data.

 

Cause

This issue occurs if options "Use alternate drive" and "Only when original drive does not exist" are selected in the restore wizard and target drive does not have enough free space or there is permissions issue.

Solution

Workaround:

1. In the restore wizard, select option "Use destination instance's default data directory".

Note: Please make sure there is enough free space on the target SQL  server's data drive.

2. Re-try the restore job.

 

 

Applies To

Backup Exec 2012

SQL  Server 2005 / 2008

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