Linear Tape File System

Linear Tape File System

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Linear Tape File System refers to both the format of data recorded on magnetic tape media and the implementation of specific software that uses this data format to provide a file system interface to data stored on magnetic tape. The Linear Tape File System format is a self-describing tape format developed by IBM to address tape archive requirements. The LTFS Format specification, which was adopted by the LTO Technology Provider Companies, defines the organization of data and metadata on tape - files stored in hierarchical directory structure. Data tapes written in the LTFS Format can be used independently of any external database or storage system allowing direct access to file content data and file metadata. This format makes it possible to implement software that presents a standard file system view of the data stored in the tape media. This file system view makes accessing files stored on the LTFS formatted media similar to accessing files stored on other forms of storage media such as disk or removable flash drives.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136555034
  • 9786136555034