sys.sysfiles (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server

Contains one row for each file in a database.


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 System Tables to System Views (Transact-SQL). 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
fileid smallint File identification number unique for each database.
groupid smallint File group identification number.
size int Size of the file, in 8-KB pages.
maxsize int Maximum file size, in 8-KB pages.

0 = No growth.

-1 = File will grow until the disk is full.

268435456 = Log file will grow to a maximum size of 2 TB.

Note: Databases that are upgraded with an unlimited log file size will report -1 for the maximum size of the log file.
growth int Growth size of the database. Can be either the number of pages or the percentage of file size, depending on value of status.

0 = No growth.
status int Status bits for the growth value in either megabytes (MB) or kilobytes (KB).

0x2 = Disk file.

0x40 = Log file.

0x100000 = Growth. This value is a percentage and not the number of pages.
perf int Reserved.
name sysname Logical name of the file.
filename nvarchar(260) Name of the physical device. This includes the full path of the file.

See Also

Mapping System Tables to System Views (Transact-SQL)
Compatibility Views (Transact-SQL)