LTFS Solutions for LTO

Most often archiving is the final stage of the workflow and saving your projects to LTO tape not only provides a long term solution but ensures that files are secure. However with increasing speeds, higher capacities and easy to use LTFS software – LTO tapes have found their way into many different parts of the process. These applications can help navigate the LTO world using the open source LTFS.


PreRoll Post streamlines the archiving process and most importantly verifies the files. In my opinion there is no point to archiving without verification! Without knowing the files have been written correctly and checked, means, if something goes wrong, the archive is useless. I have seen at least one instance of a file failing verification. As an experiment I tried to copy the file to drive and the process failed. That’s why I use PreRoll Post – to copy files to LTO tape and to then verify that these files are written correctly.

Rick Young