SQL Server Operating System Error 995. Any Fixes?

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While using the SQL Server, I faced an error, operating system error 995. Does anyone know how do I resolve this issue without any hassle?

Answered By 0 points N/A #301873

SQL Server Operating System Error 995. Any Fixes?


Hello, this error signifies that the Input-Output process which is an ongoing process during a backup or a restoration is having a problem.

Usually, we face an error because the backup medium is full.

To fix this, you can follow these methods,

  1. Check and see if the backup medium is having sufficient storage or not.
  2. If using any third party software, rectify the errors that may occur during the restoration operation.

Above steps will lead you to the solution.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #342811

SQL Server Operating System Error 995. Any Fixes?


The full error reads:

“Error: 18210, Severity: 16, State: 1
BackupMedium::ReportIoError: write failure on backup device ‘VDI_ DeviceID’. Operating system error 995 (The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request).”

There are several scenarios when you encounter Operating System Error 995 when using SQL and here are some:

  • Outdated version of SQLVDI.DLL on SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2000 instances – this is the most dominant reason behind the error.
  • Error 995 can also happen when the database backup of SQL server exits abruptly in Activity Monitor while using the NetBackup SQL Server extension.

You can fix the problem by splitting or dividing the SQL database into multiple policies which will back up several databases individually at a specific instance. Another way is to increase the physical or virtual memory of the computer.

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