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

Provides programmatic access to Backup operations for a Database with six 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(), _
    applyCompression As Boolean, _
    password As String _
Dim instance As Database 
Dim file As String 
Dim allowOverwrite As Boolean 
Dim backupRemotePartitions As Boolean 
Dim locations As BackupLocation()
Dim applyCompression As Boolean 
Dim password As String

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


  • allowOverwrite
    Type: System.Boolean
    true if overwrite of the target is enabled; otherwise, false.
  • backupRemotePartitions
    Type: System.Boolean
    true if remote partitions are subject to backup; otherwise, false.
  • applyCompression
    Type: System.Boolean
    true if compression is to be used; otherwise, false.
  • password
    Type: System.String
    The password text to apply to the backup.


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