Database.Backup Method (String, Boolean)

Provides programmatic access to Backup operations for a Database with file and AllowOverWrite parameters.

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


Public Sub Backup ( _
    file As String, _
    allowOverwrite As Boolean _
Dim instance As Database 
Dim file As String 
Dim allowOverwrite As Boolean

instance.Backup(file, allowOverwrite)
public void Backup(
    string file,
    bool allowOverwrite
void Backup(
    String^ file, 
    bool allowOverwrite
member Backup : 
        file:string * 
        allowOverwrite:bool -> unit
public function Backup(
    file : String, 
    allowOverwrite : boolean


  • allowOverwrite
    Type: System.Boolean
    true if overwrite is allowed; 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