MSSQL_ENG021330

Message Details

Product Name SQL Server
Event ID 21330
Event Source MSSQLSERVER
Component SQL Server Database Engine
Symbolic Name
Message Text Failed to create a sub-directory under the replication working directory.(%ls)

Explanation

This error can occur when a subscription is initialized manually, and there is a problem creating the directory in which replication scripts are stored. The error can be caused by a permissions issue: when a subscription is initialized without using a snapshot, the account under which the SQL Server service runs at the Publisher must have write permissions on the snapshot folder at the Distributor.

User Action

Ensure that the correct path has been specified for the snapshot folder and that the account under which the SQL Server service runs at the Publisher has sufficient permissions.

See Also

Specify the Default Snapshot Location (SQL Server Management Studio)
Errors and Events Reference (Replication)
Initialize a Transactional Subscription Without a Snapshot