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sys.sysdevices (Transact-SQL)

Contains one row for each disk backup file, tape backup file, and database file.

Important note Important

This SQL Server 2000 system table is included as a view for backward compatibility. We recommend that you use the current SQL Server system views instead. To find the equivalent system view or views, see Mapping SQL Server 2000 System Tables to SQL Server 2005 System Views. This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.

Column name

Data type

Description

name

sysname

Logical name of the backup file or database file.

size

int

Size of the file in 2-kilobyte (KB) pages.

low

int

Maintained for backward compatibility only.

high

int

Maintained for backward compatibility only.

status

smallint

Bitmap indicating the type of device:

1 = Default disk

2 = Physical disk

4 = Logical disk

8 = Skip header

16 = Backup file

32 = Serial writes

4096 = Read-only

cntrltype

smallint

Controller type:

0 = Non-CD-ROM database file

2 = Disk backup file

3 - 4 = Diskette backup file

5 = Tape backup file

6 = Named-pipe file

phyname

nvarchar(260)

Name of the physical file.

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