Long Term File System (LTFS)

Posted on July 16, 2011


Long Term File System (LTFS) is IBM’s recently released, self describing tape file system that enables tape media to be mounted and read by the operating system when the cartridge is inserted into the tape drive. The goal is to try to make interacting with a tape drive as simple as interacting with a USB stick or external hard disk. The driver is available for Linux and Macintosh with a Windows version coming soon. LTFS requires LTO 5 tape drives and media. read more

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