Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
Contains a row for each backup-device registered by using sp_addumpdevice or created in SQL Server Management Studio.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
Name of the backup device. Is unique in the set.
Type of backup device:
2 = Disk
3 = Diskette (obsolete)
5 = Tape
6 = Pipe (obsolete)
7 = Virtual device (for optional use by third-party backup vendors)
Typically, only disk (2) and tape (5) are used.
Description of backup device type:
VIRTUAL_DEVICE (for optional use by third party backup vendors)
Typically, only DISK and TAPE are used.
Physical file name or path of the backup device.
The visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.