Question in occasion of SCSI devices (the tape store)

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Jun 8 17:33:45 UTC 2006

Nick wrote:
> Help please with connection sa0 devices.
> I try to make the following:
> mount/dev/sa0/mnt/type
> The system gives out:
> Block device required

A tape drive isn't mountable as a filesystem because it is not a block device, 
ie, the tape drive is sequential access, not random access.

Try using dump/restore or tar to access the tape drive.


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