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Backup.MediaDescription Property


Gets or sets a textual description of the medium that contains a backup set.

Namespace:   Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended (in Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended.dll)

public string MediaDescription { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A String value that contains a textual description of the medium.

The MediaDescription is written to a tape medium when the medium is initialized.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Reference the AdventureWorks2012 database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks2012")
Dim bk As New Backup
bk.Action = BackupActionType.Database
bk.Database = "AdventureWorks2012"
bk.MediaDescription = "External hard drive"


$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database
$db = $srv.Databases.Item("AdventureWorks2012")
$bk = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Backup
$bk.Action = [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.BackupActionType]::Database
$bk.Database = "AdventureWorks2012"
$bk.MediaDescription = "External hard drive"
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