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Restore.ReadMediaHeader Method (Server)


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

Reads the media header and returns the media header values.

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

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.


Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server

A Server object that represents the instance of SQL Server that provides access to the targeted media.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable

A DataTable object that specifies the media header data.

Legacy Code Example

The following code example demonstrates how to back up file for the AdventureWorks2012 database and read the header values of the backup media.


Dim srv As Server = New Server()
Dim res As Restore = New Restore()
Dim backup As Backup = New Backup()
Dim dt As DataTable

backup.Devices.AddDevice("C:\AdventureWorks2012Backup.bak", DeviceType.File)
backup.Database = "AdventureWorks2012"
backup.Action = BackupActionType.Database
backup.Initialize = True

res.Devices.AddDevice("C:\AdventureWorks2012Backup.BAK", DeviceType.File)
dt = res.ReadMediaHeader(srv)

For Each r As DataRow In dt.Rows
   For Each c As DataColumn In dt.Columns
      Console.WriteLine(c.ToString + " = " + r(c).ToString())


$srv = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$res = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Restore
$backup = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Backup

$backup.Devices.AddDevice("C:\AdventureWorks2012Backup.bak", [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DeviceType]::File)
$backup.Database = "AdventureWorks2012"
$backup.Action = [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.BackupActionType]::Database
$backup.Initialize = $TRUE

$res.Devices.AddDevice("C:\AdventureWorks2012Backup.bak", [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DeviceType]::File)
$dt = $res.ReadMediaHeader($srv)

foreach($r in $dt.Rows)
   foreach ($c in $dt.Columns)
      Write-Host $c "=" $r[$c]
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