Default device for the sybsyntax database

By default, the sybsyntax installation scripts install the sybsyntax database on the device that is designated as the default database device.

Table 5-3 lists the minimum sybsyntax database requirements.

Table 5-3: sybsyntax requirements

Logical page size





Minimum database size



Same size as the model

Same size as the model

If you have not used sp_diskdefault to change the status of the master device (which is installed as the default disk) or to specify another default device, the scripts install sybsyntax on the master device. This configuration is not recommended because sybsyntax uses valuable space, which is best left available for future expansion of the master database.

To avoid installing sybsyntax on the master device, do one of the following: