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'--Declare the backup object
Dim WithEvents oBackup As New Backup
'--Method to take backup
Private Sub BackupSqlDatabase()
Dim conn As New ServerConnection(serverName, userName, passWd) ' -- set SQL server connection given the server name, user name and password
Dim oSQLServer As New Server(conn) '--create the SMO server object using connection
Dim OrigBackupPath As String = oSQLServer.Information.MasterDBPath.Repl… "\Backup\DB_BACKUP_NAME.BAK") ' -- set the path where backup file will be stored
Dim bkDevItem As New BackupDeviceItem(OrigBackupPath, DeviceType.File) ' -- create SMO.Backupdevice object
With oBackup ' Set the backup object property
.Action = BackupActionType.Database
.Database = YOUR_DATABASE_NAME
.Initialize = True
.Checksum = True
.ContinueAfterError = True
.Incremental = False
.LogTruncation = BackupTruncateLogType.Truncate
.SqlBackup(oSQLServer) ' backup SQL database
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