LTFS makes viewing and accessing tape files easier than ever before. The LTFS format is used with LTO data tapes to allow you to share your data with others as it is supported on the Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems and doesn’t use a proprietary data format. With LTFS, the LTO data tape is partitioned in two. One partition holds the content and the other holds the content’s index so the tape can be self-describing to improve archive management.
Symply LTO products ships with [SymplyATOM], a free, intuitive and informative LTFS tape management and operations toolset.
NOTE: * ? < > “ | \ are illegal characters in LTFS and are not usable in file names, folder names, or file extensions. Most commercially available LTFS software will handle these illegal characters for you. However, to keep your archives software independent it is best to remove any illegal characters from file and folder names prior to writing them to tape.
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