what does 'sp_addumpdevice'  mean and where does it sit?

Posted on 2004-11-26
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
How do you create the 'sp_addumpdevice' and what does this statement mean; Also will this be used for all databases?

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    sp_addumpdevice is a system stored procedure that adds a backup device (disk, named pipe or tape) to the instance of SQL Server in question. You can't create it - it is there already. The backup device that this creates can then be used when backing up any of your databases. Look up sp_addumpdevice in SQL Server Books Online for a full description.

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