The sybsyntax database requires between 3MB and 5MB on your database device, depending upon the logical page size. By default, the sybsyntax installation scripts install the sybsyntax database on the device that is designated as the default database device.
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:
Use sp_diskdefault to specify a default device other than the master device. For information about sp_diskdefault, see the Adaptive Server Reference Manual.
Modify each sybsyntax installation script that you plan to execute to specify a different device, as explained in the following section.