Synchronize Element (XMLA)

APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server Analysis ServicesyesAzure Analysis Services

Synchronizes a Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services database with another existing database.



Element Characteristics

Characteristic Description
Data type and length None
Default value None
Cardinality 0-n: Optional element that can occur more than once.

Element Relationships

Relationship Element
Parent elements Command
Child elements ApplyCompression, Locations, Source, SynchronizeSecurity


The Synchronize command synchronizes the target database with a source instance and database specified in the Source element. Optionally, the Synchronize command synchronizes remote partitions defined on the source database.

Depending on the storage mode used by objects stored in the backup file, the Synchronize command synchronizes information as listed in the following table.

Storage mode Information
Multidimensional OLAP (MOLAP) Source data, aggregations, and metadata
Hybrid OLAP (HOLAP) Aggregations and metadata
Relational OLAP (ROLAP) Metadata

During a Synchronize command, a read lock is placed on the source database and a write lock is placed on the target database. Both locks are released after the Synchronize command has completed.

For more information about synchronizing databases, see Backing Up, Restoring, and Synchronizing Databases (XMLA).

See Also

Backup Element (XMLA)
Batch Element (XMLA)
Parallel Element (XMLA)
Restore Element (XMLA)
Commands (XMLA)