Why can't I use character devices (such as tape drives) in my Xen guests?

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Release found: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Resolution:

Red Hat Virtualization doesn't have the ability to export character devices to multiple guests. A recommended solution is to use a remote machine to access the tape drive and back the Xen guests up over the network. For example, NFS share can be created on the tape drive on the networked machi...

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