Error Code [30:325] A backup operation on AlwaysOn databases fails

Article ID: SQL0018 A backup operation on AlwaysOn databases fails with Error Code [30:325]

Symptom

A backup operation that runs on the AlwaysOn databases fails with the following error message on the SQL Server:

Error Code: [30:325]
Error encountered during backup. Error:[Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ExecutionFailureException: Cannot backup from a HADRON secondary because it is not in Synchronizing or Synchronized state. BACKUP LOG is terminating abnormally. An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.]

Cause

One or both of the following conditions are causing the backup to fail:

  • The secondary replica cannot communicate with the primary replica.
  • The primary and the secondary replicas are not in either the Synchronized or the Synchronizing state.

Resolution

For a successful backup of the AlwaysOn databases, verify that the following two conditions are met:

  • The secondary replica can communicate with the primary replica.
  • The primary and the secondary replicas are in either the Synchronized state or the Synchronizing state.