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That returns me to my question, when Oracle asks me to mount a tape
device for use as a backup device, what does it mean? There has to be
someone out there using a tape device to back up Oracle databases.

With Informix, I can just give it the regular tape device and it knows
what to do. (/dev/st0)

On Tue, 2 Jan 2007 15:55:26 -0700 "Serge Dubrouski" <sergeyfd gmail com>
writes:
> 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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