myLTO - Mac

Copying media to LTO tapes doesn't just have to happen at the end of the project. With ever increasing speeds, higher capacities and easy to use LTFS software - LTO tapes, written with myLTO, are a great alternative or addition to hard drives.

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Copying media to LTO tapes with LTFS software provides scalable, highly reliable and secure deliverables, as well as long-term storage.

Preset Mode

Create LTFS compliant archives to multiple hard disks or LTO tapes simultaneously, all while using custom folder naming and user defined verification types.

 

 

 

Tape Index & Caching

Each time a new tape is detected an index will be loaded allowing you to view and retrieve your tape’s contents without having to mount and spin your tape. And with our new Optimized Retrieval, unnecessary “shoe-shining” is eliminated by locating and fetching the requested information in one clean pass.

 

 

 

Simple Mode

Perform jobs in Simple Mode by simply dragging and dropping your desired locations and destinations, and let myLTO take care of the rest. With its advanced auto-mounting and unmounting capabilities, enjoy a truly seamless process from start to finish.

 

 

 

Hassle-free Tape Commands

Gain swift visibility into your device information and execute essential tape commands such as Mount, Format, Recover, and Eject, all without the need for cumbersome LTFS terminal interaction.

 

 

myLTO Check-in

myLTO Check-in, a powerful component check that streamlines your workflow by checking all the necessary tools needed to kickstart your deck. With the added convenience of our Bundled LTFS, you can bid farewell to the hassle of navigating through complicated procedures of downloading and installing manufacturer drivers.

 

 

 

Job History

Access your past jobs through the intuitive job history page, allowing you to seamlessly browse metadata and media information. In case you missed including a report, simply select the desired job and easily generate a report in no time.

 

 

Aggregate Reporting

Aggregate reporting functionality empowers you to generate custom reports based on a specific range or selection of jobs. With this new capability, you can effortlessly keep everyone informed and involved, ensuring seamless collaboration and effective communication across your team.

 

 

 

 

Pause & Resume

Users can quickly pause and resume their archiving process at any time. This functionality makes it incredibly convenient to pack things up and complete lengthy jobs at a later time, ensuring an efficient workflow.

 

 

 

Recovery

With convenient built-in recovery options that simplify the process of safeguarding your tape's data. With a selection of four recovery options available, you can choose the method that best suits your needs, all aimed at minimizing data loss while effectively repairing your tape.

 

 

 

 PDF Reports

Generating PDF reports is effortless, providing you with a comprehensive overview of your completed archive. These reports serve as snapshots, allowing you to verify the accuracy of the copied data at a glance. Once you've performed a visual check and confirmed its correctness, sharing this user-friendly report with others is a breeze.

 

OS Compatability: Ventura (macOS 13), Monterey (macOS 12), BigSur (macOS 11), OSX 10.15*
*Requires LTFS drivers from LTO manufacturers.  macOS 10.15 required to use a Custom Installed LTFS

 

CPU: Intel, M1, M2, and M3 chip compatible

RAM: Minimum 4 GB  |  16 GB of free hard-disk space recommended
 
Additional Notes:
Internet access required for automated product activation
This is a single CPU application (may only be used on one computer at a time).
Demo Limitations: 20 backups within 30 days. Web access required.
5-31-2024 v2024.1.2 (Download Link)
  • Fixed excessive memory use issue
  • General stability improvements
5-23-2024 v2024.1.1
  • Media Library updates
    • Blackmagic SDK 3.6.1
    • CodexHDE SDK 5.2.0
    • Sony SMDK 4.24.0
    • Sony RAW SDK 5.0.0
  • Implemented duplicate detection during replication
  • Added filtering by file extension during replication
  • Replication engine refinements and speed improvements
  • Updated macFUSE integration
2-21-2024 v2023.1.6
  • Media Library updates
    • Arri Image SDK 8.1.0
    • Blackmagic RAW SDK 3.3
    • RED R3D SDK 8.4.0
    • Sony RAW SDK 4.1.0
  •  Added support for Alexa 35 HDE MXF files
  • Added support for Sony Venice 8K files
  • Included option to conduct media analysis prior to replication
  • macOS 14 compliant
  • Included option to turn off media library cacheing
  • Fixed memory leak which can occur on Silicon machines when performing source integrity verification on NAS sources
  • Performance improvements
  • Removed auto-creation of desktop alias for mounted LTO tapes
7-28-2023 v2023.1.4
  • Improved LTO related automations
  • Improved copy speed when using the bundled LTFS
6-29-2023 v2023.1.3
  • Improved support for various custom LTFS installations
  • Improved stability fixes and general UI fixes
  • Added ability to generate a report manifest from a connected tape
5-24-2023 v2023.1.1
  • Optimized Retrieval
  • myLTO Component Check
  • Built-in LTFS Library
  • Aggregate Reporting
  • Updated LTO Deck Options UI
  • Faster offloads optimized for SSD workflows
  • Streamlined interface and presets
  • Implements ASCMHL seals
  • Faster media analysis
  • PDF reports now support up to 10 thumbnails
  • Updated camera SDKs and includes support for Sony Venice
  • Implements detailed live offload monitoring
  • Added live drive speed monitoring
  • Added XXHashH3-64, XXHashH3-128, and C4 checksum algorithms
  • Added support for directory checksum generation
  • Presets can now override app-level preferences
  • Improved date formatting
  • Added a pre-offload preset preview
  • Notifications no longer rely on gmail 
  • Improved pause/resume functionality 
  • Added localization for Spanish and Simplified Chinese 
  • Improved job history
8-20-2021 v2021.1.9 (Download Link)
  • Found some devices failing to report LTFS device number were failing to mount. Revised notification criteria in the app.
  • Fixed BigSur and Catalina GUI refresh issue of the LTO device list after mounting 
  • Streamlined error logging
  • Detected problems with mixed versions of OSXFUSE and macFUSE on the system
  • Updated RED SDK 8.0.4
2-16-2021 v2021.1.3
  • Fixed issue with Gmail when sending to multiple recipients
2-10-2021 v2021.1.2
  • Re-implemented credentialed-based login for macOS 10.11-10.14
  • Fixed connections issues for Imagine HQ and demos on older operating systems
  • Updated Gmail login
  • Fixed Canon CRM thumbs for PDF reports
2-4-2021 v2021.1.1
  • Updated to Arri SDK 6.2.3.1
  • Updated login flow for activation
11-30-2020 v2020.2.2
  • Added filtering of extraneous system volumes from the attached media list
  • Updated RED SDK to version 8.0.0b1 (includes M1 updates)
  • Updated Blackmagic SDK to version 2.1.b1 (includes M1 updates)
  • Updated light mode coloring for macOS 11.01
10-28-2020 v2020.2
  • Added MHL file location option (as a sidecar or within referenced folder of files)
  • Changed media analysis for reports to obtain metadata and thumbs from non-tape locations
9-8-2020 v2020.1
  • macOS 11.0 BigSur and silicone M1 compatibility
  • Fixed reporting bugs; unnecessaiy media analysis and DPX frames
  • Updated SDKs: ARRI 6.2.3.0, RED 7.3.4, Blackmagic 1.7 and Codex 3.4.2
  • Updated colors in progress bar
11-26-2019 v2019.1 *Requires a current Update Plan*
  • Notorized for use on macOS 10.15
  • Supports Blackmagic RAW and Canon RAW reporting
  • Improves report generation speeds
  • Updated RED and ARRI SDKs
  • Supports Codex HDE backup and reporting
  • Updated FUSE for macOS
11-26-2019 v2018.1.14
  • Redesigns simple mode (replaces Destination mode)
  • Enhances GUI layout and coloring for Mojave dark mode
  • Adds MHL output
  • Adds thumbnails for Codex .ARX RAW frames
  • Adds RED dropped frame flag
  • More robust camera metadata
  • Includes ability to designate first frame for PDF thumbnails
  • Better error reporting with clearer messaging
1-30-2019 v2018.1.13
  • Updated LTFS for MagStor drives
11-2018 v2018.1.6
  • Fixes time-zone related issues preventing validation for lease and demo-based activation
v2018.1.5
  • Fixes activation-related crash that can occur on OS 10.11.6 and prior
  • Added better descriptions for server-related activation errors
  • Fixes intermittent failure to show application's About window
v2018.1.4
  • Fixes crash that can occur when experiencing connectivity problems with the new activation server
  • Replaces deprecated user prompts with prompts that match current Apple standards
  • Fixes destination mode drag and drop failure
v2018.1.3
  • Fixes GUI crash that can occur when warning the user that no destinations are selected for a preset
v2018.1.2
  • Fixes Drag & Drop crash when dragging from the in-app file browser to the offload queue
10-29-2018 v2018.1.1
  • Includes 12 months of updates
  • New activation
6-27-2018 v1.0.6
  • New installer with links to MagStor and mTape drivers pages
  • Support for MagStor LTO-8
2-14-2018 v1.0.4
  • Added thumbnail support for additional video formats
  • Made LTO logs easier to export and read
  • Added support for LTO 8
  • Optimized LTO performance
8-15-2017 v1.0.2
Fixes:
  • Added error check for tape capacity; prevents exceeding free space.
8-10-2017 v1.0.1
Initial Release Features:
  • Support for LTO-7 and 6 drives
  • Format, mount and eject tape controls
  • Multiple simultaneous LTFS drives and disk copies
  • Single screen GUI; access all activities from one place
  • Built-in Checksum technology for file verification
  • Robust reporting including PDFs with video thumbs
  • Email and texting notifications
  • Preset auto-naming output folders
  • Advanced naming options in Presets with combination schemes and nested sub-folders
  • Preset color coding, and sorting by color, name and in-use
  • Direct Drag & Drop (Destination mode) copying
  • LTFS character compliance checking and correction
  • New Imagine Products activation system enabled
  • Color coded status/progress indicators
  • Information panels for each offload and drive
  • Pause/Resume backups
  • OSX 10.12, 10.11, 10.10
Copying media to LTO tapes with LTFS software provides scalable, highly reliable and secure deliverables, as well as long-term storage.

Preset Mode

Create LTFS compliant archives to multiple hard disks or LTO tapes simultaneously, all while using custom folder naming and user defined verification types.

 

 

 

Tape Index & Caching

Each time a new tape is detected an index will be loaded allowing you to view and retrieve your tape’s contents without having to mount and spin your tape. And with our new Optimized Retrieval, unnecessary “shoe-shining” is eliminated by locating and fetching the requested information in one clean pass.

 

 

 

Simple Mode

Perform jobs in Simple Mode by simply dragging and dropping your desired locations and destinations, and let myLTO take care of the rest. With its advanced auto-mounting and unmounting capabilities, enjoy a truly seamless process from start to finish.

 

 

 

Hassle-free Tape Commands

Gain swift visibility into your device information and execute essential tape commands such as Mount, Format, Recover, and Eject, all without the need for cumbersome LTFS terminal interaction.

 

 

myLTO Check-in

myLTO Check-in, a powerful component check that streamlines your workflow by checking all the necessary tools needed to kickstart your deck. With the added convenience of our Bundled LTFS, you can bid farewell to the hassle of navigating through complicated procedures of downloading and installing manufacturer drivers.

 

 

 

Job History

Access your past jobs through the intuitive job history page, allowing you to seamlessly browse metadata and media information. In case you missed including a report, simply select the desired job and easily generate a report in no time.

 

 

Aggregate Reporting

Aggregate reporting functionality empowers you to generate custom reports based on a specific range or selection of jobs. With this new capability, you can effortlessly keep everyone informed and involved, ensuring seamless collaboration and effective communication across your team.

 

 

 

 

Pause & Resume

Users can quickly pause and resume their archiving process at any time. This functionality makes it incredibly convenient to pack things up and complete lengthy jobs at a later time, ensuring an efficient workflow.

 

 

 

Recovery

With convenient built-in recovery options that simplify the process of safeguarding your tape's data. With a selection of four recovery options available, you can choose the method that best suits your needs, all aimed at minimizing data loss while effectively repairing your tape.

 

 

 

 PDF Reports

Generating PDF reports is effortless, providing you with a comprehensive overview of your completed archive. These reports serve as snapshots, allowing you to verify the accuracy of the copied data at a glance. Once you've performed a visual check and confirmed its correctness, sharing this user-friendly report with others is a breeze.

 

OS Compatability: Ventura (macOS 13), Monterey (macOS 12), BigSur (macOS 11), OSX 10.15*
*Requires LTFS drivers from LTO manufacturers.  macOS 10.15 required to use a Custom Installed LTFS

 

CPU: Intel, M1, M2, and M3 chip compatible

RAM: Minimum 4 GB  |  16 GB of free hard-disk space recommended
 
Additional Notes:
Internet access required for automated product activation
This is a single CPU application (may only be used on one computer at a time).
Demo Limitations: 20 backups within 30 days. Web access required.
5-31-2024 v2024.1.2 (Download Link)
  • Fixed excessive memory use issue
  • General stability improvements
5-23-2024 v2024.1.1
  • Media Library updates
    • Blackmagic SDK 3.6.1
    • CodexHDE SDK 5.2.0
    • Sony SMDK 4.24.0
    • Sony RAW SDK 5.0.0
  • Implemented duplicate detection during replication
  • Added filtering by file extension during replication
  • Replication engine refinements and speed improvements
  • Updated macFUSE integration
2-21-2024 v2023.1.6
  • Media Library updates
    • Arri Image SDK 8.1.0
    • Blackmagic RAW SDK 3.3
    • RED R3D SDK 8.4.0
    • Sony RAW SDK 4.1.0
  •  Added support for Alexa 35 HDE MXF files
  • Added support for Sony Venice 8K files
  • Included option to conduct media analysis prior to replication
  • macOS 14 compliant
  • Included option to turn off media library cacheing
  • Fixed memory leak which can occur on Silicon machines when performing source integrity verification on NAS sources
  • Performance improvements
  • Removed auto-creation of desktop alias for mounted LTO tapes
7-28-2023 v2023.1.4
  • Improved LTO related automations
  • Improved copy speed when using the bundled LTFS
6-29-2023 v2023.1.3
  • Improved support for various custom LTFS installations
  • Improved stability fixes and general UI fixes
  • Added ability to generate a report manifest from a connected tape
5-24-2023 v2023.1.1
  • Optimized Retrieval
  • myLTO Component Check
  • Built-in LTFS Library
  • Aggregate Reporting
  • Updated LTO Deck Options UI
  • Faster offloads optimized for SSD workflows
  • Streamlined interface and presets
  • Implements ASCMHL seals
  • Faster media analysis
  • PDF reports now support up to 10 thumbnails
  • Updated camera SDKs and includes support for Sony Venice
  • Implements detailed live offload monitoring
  • Added live drive speed monitoring
  • Added XXHashH3-64, XXHashH3-128, and C4 checksum algorithms
  • Added support for directory checksum generation
  • Presets can now override app-level preferences
  • Improved date formatting
  • Added a pre-offload preset preview
  • Notifications no longer rely on gmail 
  • Improved pause/resume functionality 
  • Added localization for Spanish and Simplified Chinese 
  • Improved job history
8-20-2021 v2021.1.9 (Download Link)
  • Found some devices failing to report LTFS device number were failing to mount. Revised notification criteria in the app.
  • Fixed BigSur and Catalina GUI refresh issue of the LTO device list after mounting 
  • Streamlined error logging
  • Detected problems with mixed versions of OSXFUSE and macFUSE on the system
  • Updated RED SDK 8.0.4
2-16-2021 v2021.1.3
  • Fixed issue with Gmail when sending to multiple recipients
2-10-2021 v2021.1.2
  • Re-implemented credentialed-based login for macOS 10.11-10.14
  • Fixed connections issues for Imagine HQ and demos on older operating systems
  • Updated Gmail login
  • Fixed Canon CRM thumbs for PDF reports
2-4-2021 v2021.1.1
  • Updated to Arri SDK 6.2.3.1
  • Updated login flow for activation
11-30-2020 v2020.2.2
  • Added filtering of extraneous system volumes from the attached media list
  • Updated RED SDK to version 8.0.0b1 (includes M1 updates)
  • Updated Blackmagic SDK to version 2.1.b1 (includes M1 updates)
  • Updated light mode coloring for macOS 11.01
10-28-2020 v2020.2
  • Added MHL file location option (as a sidecar or within referenced folder of files)
  • Changed media analysis for reports to obtain metadata and thumbs from non-tape locations
9-8-2020 v2020.1
  • macOS 11.0 BigSur and silicone M1 compatibility
  • Fixed reporting bugs; unnecessaiy media analysis and DPX frames
  • Updated SDKs: ARRI 6.2.3.0, RED 7.3.4, Blackmagic 1.7 and Codex 3.4.2
  • Updated colors in progress bar
11-26-2019 v2019.1 *Requires a current Update Plan*
  • Notorized for use on macOS 10.15
  • Supports Blackmagic RAW and Canon RAW reporting
  • Improves report generation speeds
  • Updated RED and ARRI SDKs
  • Supports Codex HDE backup and reporting
  • Updated FUSE for macOS
11-26-2019 v2018.1.14
  • Redesigns simple mode (replaces Destination mode)
  • Enhances GUI layout and coloring for Mojave dark mode
  • Adds MHL output
  • Adds thumbnails for Codex .ARX RAW frames
  • Adds RED dropped frame flag
  • More robust camera metadata
  • Includes ability to designate first frame for PDF thumbnails
  • Better error reporting with clearer messaging
1-30-2019 v2018.1.13
  • Updated LTFS for MagStor drives
11-2018 v2018.1.6
  • Fixes time-zone related issues preventing validation for lease and demo-based activation
v2018.1.5
  • Fixes activation-related crash that can occur on OS 10.11.6 and prior
  • Added better descriptions for server-related activation errors
  • Fixes intermittent failure to show application's About window
v2018.1.4
  • Fixes crash that can occur when experiencing connectivity problems with the new activation server
  • Replaces deprecated user prompts with prompts that match current Apple standards
  • Fixes destination mode drag and drop failure
v2018.1.3
  • Fixes GUI crash that can occur when warning the user that no destinations are selected for a preset
v2018.1.2
  • Fixes Drag & Drop crash when dragging from the in-app file browser to the offload queue
10-29-2018 v2018.1.1
  • Includes 12 months of updates
  • New activation
6-27-2018 v1.0.6
  • New installer with links to MagStor and mTape drivers pages
  • Support for MagStor LTO-8
2-14-2018 v1.0.4
  • Added thumbnail support for additional video formats
  • Made LTO logs easier to export and read
  • Added support for LTO 8
  • Optimized LTO performance
8-15-2017 v1.0.2
Fixes:
  • Added error check for tape capacity; prevents exceeding free space.
8-10-2017 v1.0.1
Initial Release Features:
  • Support for LTO-7 and 6 drives
  • Format, mount and eject tape controls
  • Multiple simultaneous LTFS drives and disk copies
  • Single screen GUI; access all activities from one place
  • Built-in Checksum technology for file verification
  • Robust reporting including PDFs with video thumbs
  • Email and texting notifications
  • Preset auto-naming output folders
  • Advanced naming options in Presets with combination schemes and nested sub-folders
  • Preset color coding, and sorting by color, name and in-use
  • Direct Drag & Drop (Destination mode) copying
  • LTFS character compliance checking and correction
  • New Imagine Products activation system enabled
  • Color coded status/progress indicators
  • Information panels for each offload and drive
  • Pause/Resume backups
  • OSX 10.12, 10.11, 10.10

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