Tape Device Persistent Naming in Oracle Linux 6
(Doc ID 1917234.1)
Last updated on APRIL 23, 2020
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.4 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
On Linux, the device name may get change after reboot. This article illustrates how to configure persistent name binding for the tape device.
There are 2 types of tape devices on Linux i.e. /dev/st* and /dev/nst*
/dev/stX and /dev/nstX are pointed to a same tape device, the difference is that /dev/stX is a rewinding device while /dev/nstX is non-rewinding device.
When you perform operations to rewinding devices, /dev/stX will rewind to beginning of tape, and /dev/nstX would not.
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