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Cannot back up the log of the master database. Use BACKUP DATABASE instead.

  • Apr 02 / 2009
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Cannot back up the log of the master database. Use BACKUP DATABASE instead.

The error message
Msg 4212, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
Cannot back up the log of the master database. Use BACKUP DATABASE instead.
is error of severity level 16 and can occur on all versions of SQL Server. It appears when you try to backup log of master database. SQL Server does not allow to backup log of master database. To avoid the error you should take full backup of master database.

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