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Old 10-19-2006, 02:46 AM   #1
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difference between /dev/st0 and /dev/nst0


hi all

having an confusion

wat is difference betweem /dev/st0 and /dev/nst0
 
Old 10-19-2006, 03:42 AM   #2
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both is indicate tape driver, and point into same device.
The major difference is after perform a task, /dev/st0 will rewind to begining of tape, but the /dev/nst0 won't. normally we use nst0 for daily backup(unchange tape), nst0 for weekly/monthly backup (using single tape for each backup).

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