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Remote mounting of tape drive

John Paine
Frequent Advisor

Remote mounting of tape drive

I'm trying to remote mount a tape drive (3590)
that is physically connected to one linux m/c
onto another box running linux.Does anyone know the correct syntax of the command?I've tried this:-
mount -t NFS sooty:/dev /remdev....and then :-
mt -f /remdev/st3 stat
and get /dev/st3 No such device.
Is it possible to remote mount tape drives like this?
Any help much appreciated.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
2 REPLIES
Mark Jeanmougin
Occasional Visitor

Re: Remote mounting of tape drive

You can't mount anything in the /dev directory via NFS.

What you are looking for is the rmt program. I'm not familiar with it, or I'd tell you the syntax.

Hope this helps...
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John Paine
Frequent Advisor

Re: Remote mounting of tape drive

Thanks Mark for pointing me in the right direction.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.