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sysopentapes (Transact-SQL)

Contains one row for each currently open tape device. This view is stored in the master database.

This Microsoft SQL Server 2000 system table is included as a view for backward compatibility. Instead, use the sys.dm_io_backup_tapes dynamic management view.

In SQL Server 2005, you cannot drop the sysopentapes view.

Column name Data type Description



Physical file name of open tape device. For more information about opening and releasing tape devices, see BACKUP (Transact-SQL) and RESTORE (Transact-SQL).

The user needs VIEW SERVER STATE permission on the server.

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