What is LTFS?

The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) provides new uses and applications for the LTO5, LTO6 and LTO7 Ultrium tapes. Whether you are a movie or music maker, post production editor, broadcaster, digital video surveillance manager, or cloud and storage manager, LTFS makes using and accessing your stored and archived data easy and intuitive. LTFS will reduce the amount of primary storage required and also the amount of time used on day-to-day backup operations. It allows users to access their data directly in the file’s native format. Just like a disk-based NAS share, LTFS enables the user to utilize familiar file systems tools, and even drag and drop files directly to and from a tape cartridge.

Advantages of LTFS