Readme_VerifyBackup Sample

11/05/2008 21:36:06


This sample works only with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. It will not work with any version of SQL Server earlier than SQL Server 2005.
This sample demonstrates techniques for verifying a backup on a backup device to ensure the data can be used to restore the appropriate databases. By using SQL Server Management Object (SMO) capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server, this application lets users select the backup device and verify the contents of the selected backup. This sample provides a user interface that lets the user specify the SQL Server instance to connect to and whether to use Windows Authentication. The user can then select which database and backup file location and name.
Samples are provided for educational purposes only. They are not intended to be used in a production environment and have not been tested in a production environment. Microsoft does not provide technical support for these samples. Sample applications and assemblies should not be connected to or used with your production SQL Server database or your report server without the permission of the system administrator.

Requirements

This sample requires that the following components are installed.
  • .NET Framework SDK 2.0 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. You can obtain .NET Framework SDK free of charge. See Installing the .NET Framework Documentation.
  • The sample package and data files that it uses must be installed on the local hard disk drive.
  • The AdventureWorks database must be installed.
  • You must have administrative permissions on the AdventureWorks database.
  • You must compile the ServerConnect component first, because this sample has a dependency on the ServerConnect sample.
  • Run the script "CreateDevicesAndBackups.sql" to create Devices And Backups.

Location

If the code sample was installed to the default location, the sample is located in the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Samples\Engine\Programmability\SMO\VerifyBackup
The C# solution for the code sample is located in the CS directory, and the Visual Basic solution is located in the VB directory.

Building the Sample

If you have not already created a strong name key file, generate the key file using the following instructions.
To generate a strong name key file
  1. Open a Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 command prompt. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 2.0, and then click SDK Command Prompt.-- or --Open a Microsoft .NET Framework command prompt. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 2.0, and then click SDK Command Prompt.
  2. Use the change directory command (CD) to change the current directory of the command prompt window to the folder where the samples are installed. Note: To determine the folder where samples are located, click the Start* button, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server, point to Documentation and Tutorials, and then click Samples Directory. If the default installation location was used, the samples are located in <system_drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Samples.*
  3. At the command prompt, run the following command to generate the key file: sn -k SampleKey.snk Important: For more information about the strong-name key pair, see "Security Briefs: Strong Names and Security in the .NET Framework" in the .NET Development Center on MSDN.
Building and using the sample using the Command Line Compiler
  1. Open a .NET Framework or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 command prompt. Use the change directory (CD) command to change the current directory of the command prompt window to the solution directory that you want to work in.
  2. Type the following command to build either the C# or the Visual Basic version of the sample: for /r %f in (*.sln) do msbuild.exe "%f"
Building and using the sample from Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (optional)
  1. From the File menu in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, click Open, click Project, and then open VerifyBackup.sln in the solution directory that you want to work in.
  2. Press F5, or click Start on the Debug menu to compile and run the project. © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Last edited Mar 27, 2009 at 3:35 AM by leilu, version 11

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