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How to take Backup of Database at runtime SQL-2005

Posted By:Santosh       Posted Date: October 10, 2009    Points: 10    Category: ADO.NET    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

How to take Backup of Database at runtime SQL-2005.

Try with below code to take backup at run-time in sql server 2005
call TakeBackUp in page load or button click
Please add reference below packages


Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Server
Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Imports System.IO
 Private Sub btnBackup_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnBackup.Click
        TakeBackUp("DMS", "D:\Mail\ss.bak") 'DMS is the correct database name exist in server
    End Sub

  Private Sub TakeBackUp(ByVal BackupDBName As String, ByVal FileNamePath As String)
            Dim sqlServerInstance As New Server(New Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ServerConnection _
            (New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection("Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False;Initial Catalog=;Data Source=SANTOSH\SQLEXPRESS"))) 'This is only for connection if u give Initial Catalog null it will work
            Dim objBackup As New Backup
            objBackup.Devices.AddDevice(FileNamePath, DeviceType.File)
            objBackup.Database = BackupDBName
            objBackup.Action = BackupActionType.Database
            MessageBox.Show("The backup of database " & "'" & BackupDBName & "'" & " completed sccessfully", "Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Information)
        Catch ex As Exception
        End Try
    End Sub



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