BackupDevice.PhysicalLocation Property


Gets or sets the path to the device or operating system file that represents the physical backup location.

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

[SfcPropertyAttribute(SfcPropertyFlags.None | SfcPropertyFlags.ReadOnlyAfterCreation | SfcPropertyFlags.Standalone)]
public string PhysicalLocation { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A String value that contains the full path to the physical location of the backup device. By default, the value is an empty string.

The PhysicalLocation property is a string with a maximum of 260 characters.

Specify an operating system file or tape using a UNC string. For example, the string \\Seattle1\Backups\Northwind.bak specifies a server name, directory, and file name for a backup device. The string \\.\TAPE0 specifies a server and a file device, most likely a tape, as a backup device.

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