Database.Backup Method (String, Boolean, Boolean, array<BackupLocation )

Provides programmatic access to backup operations for a Database with file, AllowOverWrite, BackupRemotePartitions, and locations parameters.

Namespace:  Microsoft.AnalysisServices
Assembly:  Microsoft.AnalysisServices (in Microsoft.AnalysisServices.dll)


Public Sub Backup ( _
    file As String, _
    allowOverwrite As Boolean, _
    backupRemotePartitions As Boolean, _
    locations As BackupLocation() _
Dim instance As Database 
Dim file As String 
Dim allowOverwrite As Boolean 
Dim backupRemotePartitions As Boolean 
Dim locations As BackupLocation()

instance.Backup(file, allowOverwrite, _
    backupRemotePartitions, locations)
public void Backup(
    string file,
    bool allowOverwrite,
    bool backupRemotePartitions,
    BackupLocation[] locations
void Backup(
    String^ file, 
    bool allowOverwrite, 
    bool backupRemotePartitions, 
    array<BackupLocation^>^ locations
member Backup : 
        file:string * 
        allowOverwrite:bool * 
        backupRemotePartitions:bool * 
        locations:BackupLocation[] -> unit
public function Backup(
    file : String, 
    allowOverwrite : boolean, 
    backupRemotePartitions : boolean, 
    locations : BackupLocation[]


  • allowOverwrite
    Type: System.Boolean
    true if overwrite is allowed; otherwise, false.
  • backupRemotePartitions
    Type: System.Boolean
    true if remote partitions are subject to backup; otherwise, false.


Security noteSecurity Note

For each backup file, the user who runs the backup command must have permission to write to the backup location specified for each file. Also, the user must have one of the following roles: a member of a server role for the Analysis Services instance or a member of a database role with Full Control (Administrator) permissions on the database to be backed up.

See Also


Database Class

Backup Overload

Microsoft.AnalysisServices Namespace