Tape Device Persistent Naming in Oracle Linux 6
Last updated on MAY 17, 2018
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.4 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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