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Backup Database Dialog Box (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data)

Use the Backup Database dialog box in SQL Server Management Studio to back up an Analysis Services database to a backup file using the Analysis Services Backup File (.abf) format.

Security noteSecurity Note

 For each backup file, the user who runs the backup command must have permission to write to the backup location specified for each file. Also, the user must have one of the following roles: a member of a server role for the Analysis Services instance, or a member of a database role with Full Control (Administrator) permissions on the database to be backed up.

To display the Backup Database dialog box

  • In SQL Server Management Studio, right-click either the Databases folder of an Analysis Services instance or a database in Object Explorer, and then click Backup.

Script

Creates a backup script that is based on the options selected in the dialog box. The restore script is written in the Analysis Services Scripting Language (ASSL).

Clicking the Script icon sends the backup script into a new query window, by default.

Clicking the Script arrow displays a menu that allows you to choose where to send the backup script:

  • To a new query window (default).

  • To a file.

  • To the clipboard.

  • To a job.

Database

Displays the name of the currently selected Analysis Services database.

Backup file

Type the full path and file name of the backup file to use.

Browse

Click to display the Save File As dialog box and select the path and file name of the backup file to use. For more information about the Save File As dialog box, see Save File As Dialog Box (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

Allow file overwrite

Select to overwrite an existing backup file or remote backup file, if one exists.

NoteNote

If this option is not selected and the backup file specified in Backup file or a remote backup file specified in Remote backup file exists, an error occurs.

Apply compression

Select to compress the contents of the backup file and, if specified, remote backup files.

Encrypt backup file

Select to encrypt the backup file using the password supplied in Password.

Password

Type the password to use when encrypting the backup file and, if specified, remote backup files.

NoteNote

This option is enabled only if Encrypt backup file is selected.

Confirm Password

Type the password entered in Password to confirm the password for the backup file and, if specified, remote backup files.

NoteNote

This option is enabled only if Encrypt backup file is selected.

Backup remote partition(s)

Select to include location information and data for remote partitions in the backup file.

NoteNote

This option is enabled only if the currently selected Analysis Services database uses remote partitions.

Remote partition backup location

Displays the location of remote partitions associated with the selected database, as well as the remote backup file used to back up the data and metadata for the remote partitions. The following columns are available:

Column

Description

Server

Displays the Analysis Services instance that manages the remote partitions.

Database

Displays the Analysis Services database that contains the remote partitions.

Partition List

Displays the list of remote partitions contained by the database displayed in Database.

Remote backup file

Type the full path and file name of the remote backup file to use, or click the ellipsis button (...) to display the Save File As dialog box and select the path and file name of the remote backup file to use. For more information about the Save File As dialog box, see Save File As Dialog Box (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

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