Backup.CopyOnly Property

Gets or sets a Boolean property value that specifies the backup is a copy-only backup. This does not affect the sequence of backups in the usual backup schedule.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended (in Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended.dll)

public bool CopyOnly { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
A Boolean value that specifies whether the backup is a copy-only backup.
If True, the backup is a copy-only backup.
If False (default), the backup is not a copy-only backup, and is part of the usual sequence of backups.

A copy-only backup does not affect your overall backup and restore procedures for the database.

Copy-only backups were introduced in SQL Server 2005 for use in situations in which a backup is taken for a special purpose, such as backing up the log before an online file restore. Typically, a copy-only log backup is used one time and then deleted.

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