View Full Version : Can the TM option of the CSD process utilise a tape drive?

Mike Donovan
12-19-2011, 10:09 AM
Can the TM (transportable media) option of the CSD (create standby db) process utilise a tape drive?

Yes if the tape drive can be mounted onto a filesystem (like a USB drive).

With Dbvisit Standby you can only specify a mount point (file system) to TM. Example /mnt/usb1
However a tape device is usually something like /dev/cd2rd
and that is a not a filesystem, so this compatibility will need to be determined.