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I'm afraid tapes don't have block device files at all because they are
character (data is read sequentially byte by byte) devices by
definition of a tape. There is no way to mount a tape like a hard
drive.

On 1/2/07, Larry D Sorensen <larry sorensen juno com> wrote:
That sounds logical, but /dev/st0 is not a block device. 'mount' is
looking for a block device to mount.

On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 16:33:38 -0600 Robert Canary <rwcanary ocdirect net>
writes:
> I guess you would mount it the same way you would any other device
>
>  > mount -t <fstype> </dev/xxx> <mount directory>
>
> Larry D Sorensen wrote:
>
> > I know that this is not the forum for Oracle, but I have a simple
> > question. I am fairly new to Oracle. I am told that to do a tape
> backup
> > of a database, I have to mount a tape drive. I have never had to
> mount a
> > tape drive before. What is involved in mounting a tape drive for
> use by
> > Oracle backup (rman)?
> >
> > Larry
> >
>
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