Making persistent IBM TSM tape devices on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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  • The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) is using /dev/IBMtape and /dev/IBMchanger tape devices, these device names change upon each reboot on Linux Servers. How to persistently bind the /dev/IBMtape name to a specific tape device?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 , 5 & 6
  • Tape devices managed by lin_tape driver

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