I guess this qualifies as a FAQ... you don't "mount" tape drives. They do not
have a file system on them, so mounting doesn't apply. You simply insert a
tape and point the software at the device. For example, to use tar to backup
everything except /proc to /dev/st0:
tar -c -v --exclude /proc/* / > /dev/st0
You might also be interested in reading the man pages for mt.
Hope this helps.
> >ok I have a scsi tape drive install, the scsi driver loaded (st) but how do
> >I do this, I have tried mounting the following:
> >/dev/tape, /dev/st0 nothing, any help would be appreciated...thanks
> I guess this qualifies as a FAQ... you don't "mount" tape drives. They do not
> have a file system on them, so mounting doesn't apply. You simply insert a
> tape and point the software at the device. For example, to use tar to backup
> everything except /proc to /dev/st0:
> tar -c -v --exclude /proc/* / > /dev/st0
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