LTFS – Linear Tape File System

Monday, 30 April 2018 - Written by admin

Linear Tape File System (LTFS) allows files stored on magnetic tape to be accessed in a similar fashion to those on disk or removable flash drives. It requires both a specific format of data on the tape media and software to provide a file system interface to the data.

LTFS is an open standard, interchangeable with other LTO-5 and LTO-6 brands, and is also cross-platform, so you can use the tape as you would a USB flash drive. Simply load an LTFS-formatted tape into your LTO-5 or LTO-6 drive, mount it into the file system, and it becomes visible as if it were a disk.

More informations and use cases: LTFS tape NAS – A great idea stuck in a niche

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