Inside System Storage -- by Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Specialist for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona, and featured contributor to IBM's developerWorks. In 2011, Tony celebrated his 25th year anniversary with IBM Storage on the same day as the IBM's Centennial. He is author of the Inside System Storage series of books. This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. You can also follow him on Twitter @az990tony.
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1 wigginit commented Permalink

Hi, <div>&nbsp;</div> With LTFS do you simply mount a tape like a file-system and browse its contents? <div>&nbsp;</div> What high-level software knows what files/file-systems are on what tapes (i.e. what tape to mount to get to what file using LTFS). <div>&nbsp;</div> Thanks

2 TonyPearson commented Permalink

Wigginit, <br /> Yes, you mount the tape like a file system, same as if you plug in your USB memory stick. You can drag-and-drop files, browse and edit them, even create new files and sub-directories. For Windows, it would appear to be its own unique drive letter, like the L: drive. On other OS, it is a mount point into your file structure hierarchy. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> The "Library Edition" provides the high-level index to know what files are on what tape. You can see all the index of files and directories before deciding which tape to mount. This is available on the TS3100, TS3200, TS3310 and TS3500 tape libraries. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> -- Tony

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