Sql Connection not specified

So I’m trying to upgrade from v10 to latest v12, and after installation my previous jobs were imported. But now I can’t do anything within the app. Can’t edit existing jobs, can’t add new ones. Just get the error "SQL Connection is not specified. Job: “SqlBackupAndFtpDaily.jobx”.

I thought it was an issue with importing, but I can’t even add new jobs. Any help would be appreciated.


I’ve also just noticed that v10 has no jobs listed, I assumed I could trial v12 and v10 jobs would remain as is in case I abort the upgrade!

Hi John_Kamau,

Could you please send us your *.jobx file to check it? To make it private please send it to support@sqlbackupandftp.com

Also, you can try to resolve the issue in the following way:

  1. Stop SQLBackupAndFTP (SQL Server backup) Windows Service
  2. Remove the following directory C:\ProgramData\Pranas.NET\SQLBackupAndFTP\
  3. Run SQLBackupAndFTP (SQL Server backup) Windows Service
  4. Create a new job

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hi Alexander,
Thanks for your reply. I figured out myself eventually. If anyone upgrading from v10 to v12 encounters this error. Do this.

  1. Backup your jobx files
  2. Delete all the jobs from v12 of the app and restart the app
  3. The app will now create a temp job and you can now connect to your sql server.
  4. Import your jobx files back and optionally delete the temp job that was created

This resolved it for me.

Hi John_Kamau,

That’s great! Thank you!