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LTFS Archiving Software for macOS

Last Updated: May 10, 2017 12:04PM PDT
About LTFS
The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is used to mount the LTO tape drive in mRack DIT on the desktop in the same way as a disk drive.  This enables you to drag and drop media to the LTO tape cartridge.   LTFS is a standard format for writing files to LTO tape.  LTO tapes can be mounted and read on Linux, macOS and Windows systems.
 
The following LTFS software supports mRack DIT LTO-6 & LTO-7 solutions.

 
PreRoll Post Demo Software
  • Software for mounting and formatting of LTFS tapes
  • Compatible with macOS 10.10 &10.11 
     
The demo software is unlimited for the above functions.  The demo also enables 10 backups using the full feature set of PreRoll Post.   Download the PreRoll Post Demo here.

The full version of PreRoll Post may be purchased from mLogic at a savings of $100 off the list price here.

 
YoyottaID LTFS Demo Software
  • Software for mounting and formatting of LTFS tapes
  • Compatible with macOS 10.10 & 10.11 & 10.12.x

The demo enables the full feature set of YoyottaID LTFS for 10 days.  Download the YoyottaID LTFS Demo here.
 
The full version of YoyottaID LTFS may be purchased from mLogic at a savings of $100 off the list price here.
 
 
LTFS QuickTools Utility
  • Free utility for mounting and formatting of LTFS tapes
  • Compatible with 10.10 & 10.11 

Download the LTFS QuickTools Utility here.   
Note: You must install IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition software before you install LTFS QuickTools.  

Instructions for installing IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition software:
1) Click on this link...IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition
2) Select IBM_LTFS_Single_Drive_Edition_for_OS_X  and click on "Continue". Note: you will be required to create an IBMid before you can download the file.
3) Once downloaded, open the ltfs-sde.dmg file
4) Double click osxfuse.dmg and follow the instructions. 
5) Double click ICUFramework.pkg and follow the instructions.
6) Double click ltfssde.pkg and follow the instructions.
 
Now you can install LTFS QuickTools by opening the LTFSQuickTools.dmg file and following the instructions.
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