Drops a database device or backup device from Microsoft® SQL Server™, deleting the entry from master.dbo.sysdevices.
sp_dropdevice [ @logicalname = ] 'device'
[ , [ @delfile = ] 'delfile' ]
[@logicalname =] 'device'
Is the logical name of the database device or backup device as listed in master.dbo.sysdevices.name. device is sysname, with no default.
[@delfile =] 'delfile'
Is whether or not the physical backup device file should be deleted. delfile is varchar(7). If specified as DELFILE, the physical backup device disk file is deleted.
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_dropdevice cannot be used inside a transaction.
Execute permissions default to members of the sysadmin and diskadmin fixed server roles.
This example drops the TAPEDUMP1 tape dump device from SQL Server.