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BUG #: 351230 (SHILOH_bugs)
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.
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 theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.
If you run the following backup statement from Query Analyzer
Backup Database pubs to Tape = '\\.\tape0' with norewindgoselect * from sysopentapesgo