LTFS: A Standard File System for Tape

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Dr. David Pease, Manager, Exploratory Storage Systems, IBM

About this talk

This webinar will present the Linear Tape File System (LTFS), a new standard file system for use on modern LTO and enterprise tape. The webinar will give a short introduction to current tape technology, then dive into the motivation, design, and architecture of LTFS. We will also discuss some of the challenges of implementing a file system on tape along with some of the unique attributes of LTFS.

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