Contains one row for each currently open tape device. This view is stored in the master database.
This system table is included as a view for backward compatibility. Instead, use the sys.dm_io_backup_tapes (Transact-SQL) dynamic management view.
You cannot drop the sysopentapes view.
|Column name||Data type||Description|
|openTape||nvarchar(64)||Physical file name of open tape device. For more information about opening and releasing tape devices, see BACKUP (Transact-SQL) and RESTORE (Transact-SQL).|
The user needs VIEW SERVER STATE permission on the server.