Backup.RetainDays Property

Gets or sets the number of days that must elapse before a backup set can be overwritten.

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

public int RetainDays { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_RetainDays ()

/** @property */
public void set_RetainDays (int value)

public function get RetainDays () : int

public function set RetainDays (value : int)

Property Value

An Int32 value that specifies the retention period in days. By default, the value is set to zero.

Backup set retention period is set when media is initialized. When using SQL Server Management Objects (SMO) to automate Microsoft SQL Server backup, the RetainDays property is only evaluated when the Initialize property is True.

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.

Target Platforms