Restore Class

The Restore object provides programmatic access to restore operations.

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

public sealed class Restore : BackupRestoreBase
public final class Restore extends BackupRestoreBase
public final class Restore extends BackupRestoreBase

With a Restore object you can:

  • Restore all or part of a database.

  • Restore backup images of transaction log records.

  • Verify the integrity of backup media.

  • Report the contents of backup media.

  • Monitor a restore operation, reporting status to the user.

Microsoft SQL Server can write a backup to one of four media types: disk, tape, named pipe, or a backup device. SQL Server supports backup striping. A striped backup is one directed to more than a single device. Striping is supported to a single media type only. That is, a backup can be written to two tape devices. Half of a backup cannot be written to a tape device and the other half to a disk.

At a minimum, supply values for a restore source when using a Restore object. Use one media type property to specify the restore operation source.

Setting other properties in the Restore object may be required by the restore operation desired.

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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