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We have a log backup job running every hour. The log backups are being taken for all the databases except one of them. For security purposes lets call this database FAILED_DB.I looked at the history of the job and it has been failing since Friday.

What I have tried:

These are the things I have tried:

In the job history, it states that 'Executed as user: ...tabase backup. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 4214) BACKUP LOG is terminating abnormally. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 3013). However, FAILED_DB is set to Full recovery model & there has been a full backup taken last night.

In the SQL Server logs, it states ''BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP LOG FAILED_DB. Check the backup application log for detailed messages.'

I also checked the Event Viewer, and it still states to check the backup application log for detailed message.
Updated 21-Dec-20 7:30am

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I think it's saying you need a full backup (first) in order to run the type of backup you are doing now. "Something" happened previously (or did not happen) that precipitated this.

SQL SERVER - Fix - Error: 4214: BACKUP LOG cannot be performed because there is no current database backup. - SQL Authority with Pinal Dave[^]
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