For new installations the master device also contains the sybsystemdb database. The sybsystemdb device stores the sybsystemdb database, which stores information about transactions in progress, and which is also used during recovery.
See Chapter 8, “Upgrading Sybase Servers” for instructions on how to create the sybsystemdb device and database for two-phase commit and Data Transfer Management.
For recovery purposes, it is recommended that you do not create other system or user databases or user objects on the master device.
The sample databases are stored on the master device at installation, but should be moved to a user-defined device after installation. For information on the sample databases, see “Optional devices and databases”.