Password Element (XMLA)

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

Determines the password to be used by the parent Backup or Restore command for encrypting or decrypting a backup file.

  
<Backup> <!-- or Restore -->  
   ...  
   <Password>...</Password>  
   ...  
</Backup>  

CharacteristicDescription
Data type and lengthString
Default valueNone
Cardinality0-1: Optional element that can occur once and only once.
RelationshipElement
Parent elementsBackup, Restore
Child elementsNone

For Backup commands, if the Password element is not included or contains an empty string, the backup file is not encrypted.

For Restore commands, if the Password element is not included or contains an empty string while attempting to restore an encrypted backup file, an error occurs.

If Location elements are included in either a Backup or a Restore command, the same Password element is used for both backup and remote backup files. For more information about remote backup files, see Backing Up, Restoring, and Synchronizing Databases (XMLA).

Location Element (XMLA)
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