LTFS (Linear Tape File System) is a file system specification that allows tape storage technology to be indexed.
LTFS has sparked new interest in tape storage. Applying a file system to tape allows users to organize and search contents on tape just as they would on hard disk. In addition to improving retrieval time for data stored on tape, LTFS also simplifies management tasks by making it possible to drag and drop files to tape in the same way that files might be dragged and dropped to disk.
LTFS partitions LTO-5 or LTO-6 tapes into two segments called partitions. Partition 0 holds the file system metadata. The data itself, which is stored in Partition 1, can be viewed by a browser or any application that has the tape attached to it
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