Cannot perform the requested operation on an item that does not exist. Type: Xceed.FileSystem.DiskFile

If you run a backup job manually, it successfully works, however, when it runs as a scheduled job it fails with the error message: “Cannot perform the requested operation on an item that does not exist. Type: Xceed.FileSystem.DiskFile”, you can around this issue with one of the below solutions.

  1. Open the backup job with SQLBackupAndFTP software and setup a temporary folder for the job, for example, C:\Temp. You can find this option in the “Advanced Settings” window. Advanced Settings
  2. Schedule the job with your credentials using the “Run scheduled job as” option at the “Advanced Backup Schedule” window. Advanced Backup Schedule