Drops an Adaptive Server database device or dump device.
is the name of the device as listed in master.dbo.sysdevices.name.
Drops the device named tape5 from Adaptive Server:
Drops the database device named fredsdata from Adaptive Server. The device must not be in use by any database:
The sp_dropdevice procedure drops a device from Adaptive Server, deleting the device entry from master.dbo.sysdevices.
sp_dropdevice does not remove a file that is being dropped as a database device; it makes the file inaccessible to Adaptive Server. Use operating system commands to delete a file after using sp_dropdevice.
Only a System Administrator can execute sp_dropdevice.
Commands drop database
System procedures sp_addumpdevice, sp_helpdb, sp_helpdevice