SqlBackup Method

Backup.SqlBackup Method (Server)


Performs the database backup operation as specified by the properties of the Backup object used.

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

public void SqlBackup(
	Server srv


Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server

The Server object that represents the Microsoft SQL Server instance that is the source of the backup operation.

To perform a database backup operation using SQL Server Management Objects (SMO), the application specifies the operation process by setting Backup object properties, and then it calls the M:Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Backup.SQLBackup(Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server) method.


'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")
'Store the current recovery model in a variable.
Dim recoverymod As Integer
recoverymod = db.DatabaseOptions.RecoveryModel
'Define a Backup object variable. 
Dim bk As New Backup
'Specify the type of backup, the description, the name, and the database to be backed up.
bk.Action = BackupActionType.Database
bk.BackupSetDescription = "Full backup of AdventureWorks2012"
bk.BackupSetName = "AdventureWorks2012 Backup"
bk.Database = "AdventureWorks2012"
'Declare a BackupDeviceItem by supplying the backup device file name in the constructor, and the type of device is a file.
Dim bdi As BackupDeviceItem
bdi = New BackupDeviceItem("Test_Full_Backup1", DeviceType.File)
'Add the device to the Backup object.
'Set the Incremental property to False to specify that this is a full database backup.
bk.Incremental = False
'Set the expiration date.
Dim backupdate As New Date
backupdate = New Date(2006, 10, 5)
bk.ExpirationDate = backupdate
'Specify that the log must be truncated after the backup is complete.
bk.LogTruncation = BackupTruncateLogType.Truncate
'Run SqlBackup to perform the full database backup on the instance of SQL Server.


$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database
$db = $srv.Databases.Item("AdventureWorks2012")
$recoverymod = $db.DatabaseOptions.RecoveryModel
$bk = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Backup
$bk.Action = [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.BackupActionType]::Database
$bk.BackupSetDescription = "Full backup of AdventureWorks2012"
$bk.BackupSetName = "AdventureWorks2012 Backup"
$bk.Database = "AdventureWorks2012"
$bdi = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.BackupDeviceItem("Test_Full_Backup1", [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DeviceType]::File)
$bk.Incremental = $FALSE
$backupDate = new-object System.DateTime(2006, 10, 5)
$bk.ExpirationDate = $backupDate
$bk.LogTruncation = [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.BackupTruncateLogType]::Truncate
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