Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
Reports information about Microsoft® SQL Server™ backup devices.
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. We recommend that you use the sys.backup_devices catalog view instead
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
- [ @devname = ] 'name'
Is the name of the backup device for which information is reported. The value of name is always sysname.
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
Logical device name.
Physical file name.
Description of the device.
A number that corresponds to the status description in the description column.
Controller type of the device:
2 = Disk device
5 = Tape device
Device size in 2-KB pages.
If name is specified, sp_helpdevice displays information about the specified dump device. If name is not specified, sp_helpdevice displays information about all dump devices in the sys.backup_devices catalog view.
Dump devices are added to the system by using sp_addumpdevice.
Requires membership in the public role.
The following example reports information about all dump devices on an instance of SQL Server.