sysopentapes (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server

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.