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Backup.Initialize Property

Gets or sets a Boolean property value that determines whether the devices associated with a backup operation are initialized as part of the backup operation.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public bool Initialize { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_Initialize ()

/** @property */
public void set_Initialize (boolean value)

public function get Initialize () : boolean

public function set Initialize (value : boolean)

Property Value

A Boolean value that specifies whether the backup devices will be initialized. If True, the backup specified becomes the first backup set on the media, overwriting any existing backup sets on the media. The backup media is not overwritten if either of the following conditions is met:
  • All backup sets on the media have not yet expired.

  • The optionally specified backup set name does not match the name on the backup media. Specify the backup set name with the BackupSetName property.

If False (default), the backup specified creates a new backup set appended as the last backup set on the medium.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.


Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

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