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Backup.ExpirationDate Property

Gets or sets the date and time when the backup set expires and the backup data is no longer considered relevant.

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

Public Property ExpirationDate As DateTime 
Dim instance As Backup 
Dim value As DateTime 

value = instance.ExpirationDate

instance.ExpirationDate = value

Property Value

Type: DateTime
A DateTime object value that specifies the expiration date. By default, the value is unspecified.

The ExpirationDate property is valid only for backup data stored on disk or tape devices. Backup sets older than the expiration date can be overwritten by a later backup.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Reference the AdventureWorks2012 database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks2012")
Dim bk As New Backup
bk.Action = BackupActionType.Database
bk.Database = "AdventureWorks2012"
Dim backupdate As New Date
backupdate = New Date(2006, 10, 5)
bk.ExpirationDate = backupdate


$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database
$db = $srv.Databases.Item("AdventureWorks2012")
$bk = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Backup
$bk.Action = [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.BackupActionType]::Database
$bk.Database = "AdventureWorks2012"
$backupDate = new-object System.DateTime(2006, 10, 5)
$bk.ExpirationDate = $backupDate

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