FIX: System View Sysopentapes Can Be Dropped

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Article ID: 288996 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q288996
BUG #: 351230 (SHILOH_bugs)
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SYMPTOMS

Sysopentapes is a system view that contains one row for each currently open tape device. Although SQL Server should not allow the user to drop system views, you can drop the system view sysopentapes. After you drop it, you can not manually create sysopentapes.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

If you run the following backup statement from Query Analyzer
Backup Database pubs to Tape = '\\.\tape0' with norewind
go
select * from  sysopentapes
go
				
you will see the following results:
openTape                                                         
---------------------------------------------------------------- 
\\.\tape0
				

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Article ID: 288996 - Last Review: November 6, 2003 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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kbbug kbfix kbsqlserv2000sp1fix KB288996

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