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LTFS Software for Linux

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2019 01:23PM PST
The following LTFS software supports mLogic SAS LTO7 & LTO8 solutions.

IBM Spectrum Archive SDE LTFS Software for Linux
  • Free software for mounting and formatting of LTFS tapes
  • Compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2 (x86_64), 7.3 (x86_64 & ppc64le),
    7.4 (x86_64 & ppc64le) & 7.5 (x86_64)
To download IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition (SDE) for Windows follow the instructions below.

Open the IBM Fix Central URL in your web browser.  (
  1. Click the Find Product option. 
  2. In the Product selector field, type SDE and select the entry. 
  3. From the Installed version menu, select the latest version.
  4. From the Platform menu, select Linux.
  5. Click Continue to go to the Select fixes page, view the list of available downloads.
  6. Select a download from the options presented, and click Continue.
  7. Follow the instructions on the IBM Fix Central download page to download the new version.
About LTFS
The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is used to mount mLogic Desktop and Rack-Mountable SAS units 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.  LTFS tapes can be mounted and read on Linux, macOS and Windows systems.

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