BackupDeviceItem Class

The BackupDeviceItem object provides programmatic access to named SQL Server backup devices.

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

public class BackupDeviceItem : IComparable
public class BackupDeviceItem implements IComparable
public class BackupDeviceItem implements IComparable

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With the BackupDeviceItem object, you can do the following:

  • Access the backup device by name.

  • Verify whether two named backup devices are the same.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.


Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms



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