sp_dropdevice (Transact-SQL)

Drops a database device or backup device from an instance of the SQL Server 2005 Database Engine, deleting the entry from master.dbo.sysdevices.

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Syntax

sp_dropdevice [ @logicalname = ] 'device' 
    [ , [ @delfile = ] 'delfile' ]

Arguments

  • [ **@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'
    Specifies whether 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)

Result Sets

None

Remarks

sp_dropdevice cannot be used inside a transaction.

Permissions

Requires membership in the diskadmin fixed server role.

Examples

The following example drops the tapedump1 tape dump device from the Database Engine.

EXEC sp_dropdevice 'tapedump1';

See Also

Reference

sp_addumpdevice (Transact-SQL)

sp_helpdb (Transact-SQL)

sp_helpdevice (Transact-SQL)

System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)

Concepts

Backup Devices (SQL Server)

Delete a Backup Device (SQL Server)