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Lstat: CreateFile \\?\UNC\ backup: Access is denied.

Lstat: CreateFile \\?\UNC\ backup: Access is denied.

When performing network backups, if you have a message similar to this in your backup log files, the most common reason is that the eazyBackup Delegate service user account is not logged-in to the UNC share.

eazyBackup has built-in options for setting Windows network authentication credentials. Please see our guide to backing up network shares. There are some important steps you don't want to miss.

https://eazybackup.ca/knowledge-base/how-to-backup-windows-network-shares-and-unc-paths/