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An open and neutral set of Bash scripts for handling LTO (Linear Tape-Open) cartridges of generation 5, 6, 7 and 8, formatted in LTFS, on the most current drives from HPE, IBM and Tandberg Data, on recent versions of macOS and Linux, including the Windows Subsystem for Linux. It supports either the vendors’ current LTFS implementations or the first draft of openLTFS.
Our clients and we are currently testing an alpha. The source code and its brew formula will be freely available on our GitHub repository, as soon as a public beta will be released.
A PDF of the current openLTO’s man is available.
Table of Contents
The set of basic scripts above may also be used for building more complex scripts such as the ones in the following two sections: