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On the LTFS Experience Part 2

July 31, 2012 – LTFS makes the LTO technology accessible to a broader audience. However, if you plan to use it like a file system on a disk, you will end up being disappointed. To make the most of this technology, you need a basic understanding of how it works. The pitfalls of the LTFS technology are already described in its name: Linear Tape File System. The keyword here is “Linear”. The one major drawback of tape technology is its linearity. In other words, it takes time to position the tape to a certain point. Then it takes more time […]

On the LTFS Experience Part 1

July 11, 2012 – LTFS¬†has become a buzzword in the storage community in the last couple of years. Everybody seems to be excited about it.¬†Nevertheless, only a few have tried it out themselves, and of those even fewer can talk of success. Driven by this trend, we decided to give LTFS a go and see how we can use and integrate this technology into PresSTORE and make it easier for the not-so-knowledgeable user to employ. The only remaining tape technology that has survived over the years and proven itself through reliability and speed is LTO. Historically, even the very first […]