Accessing Tape Drive on another linux system

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Fri Dec 23 19:05:19 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-23 at 22:50 +0400, amar_padhi wrote:
> requirement is simple. Two servers exist on RHEL 3.0. The tape drive
> is connected to server B. The databases are on server A. We want a
> direct access to the tape drive on server B from server A. This way we
> will be able to do online backups direct to the server B tape drive
> from server A databases. Redhat support informed that this is not
> possible, i.e., tape drives cannot be shared across the network.

What about doing it the opposite way?  Share the systems to be backed up
to the server, and have the server do a backup of their shared

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