The Linear Tape File System

David Pease, Arnon Amir, Lucas Villa Real, Brian Biskeborn, Michael Richmond, Atsushi Abe
2010 2010 IEEE 26th Symposium on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST)  
While there are many financial and practical reasons to prefer tape storage over disk for various applications, the difficultly of using tape in a general way is a major inhibitor to its wider usage. We present a file system that takes advantage of a new generation of tape hardware to provide efficient access to tape using standard, familiar system tools and interfaces. The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) makes using tape as easy, flexible, portable, and intuitive as using other removable and sharable media, such as a USB drive.
doi:10.1109/msst.2010.5496989 dblp:conf/mss/PeaseARBRA10 fatcat:hdrobycfbjffxdanwwwagtocpy