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Description

LTFS Archiver

Source type: 
Open Source
Commercial type: 
Non-Commercial
Function: 
Storage technologies for AV master quality files
Audiovisual lifecycle: 
Archival Storage, Data Management, Ingest
Version: 
1.0
Version date: 
January 1, 2012
Description: 

LTFS Archiver is a service supporting archiving and access on LTO (Linear Tape Open) data tapes with LTFS (LTO File System) capable to deal with LTO5 libraries and simple desktop LTO5 drives, also in a mixed configuration. LTO/LTFS can provide a cost-effective long term storage solution. The goal of the software is to effectively manage the storage of generic files, even though it is optimised for working with multimedia (big, order of several GBytes) files. LTFS Archiver needs to be installed on a Linux-based host that is connected to the LTO library and/or drive. The service requires mtx (Media Changer Devices) and mt (Control Magnetic Tape Drive Operation) system tool commands to pilot the library and the drives, in addition to apache/http web server and postgresql database (easily available on Linux servers). The tool has been developed under the EU-funded project PrestoPRIME.

Tags: 
Preservation, Storage, LTO

Sustainability Factors

Development

Author: 
PrestoPRIME. Radiotelevisione Italiana – Centro Ricerche e Innovazione Tecnologica
TRL level: 
N/A
Platform: 
Linux
Platform specifics: 
mtx (Media Changer Devices) and mt (Control Magnetic Tape Drive Operation) system tool commands to pilot the library and the drives
Software dependencies: 
apache/http web server and postgresql database
Developing community: 
Private Institution
Futher developments expected: 
No
Further development description: 

Documentation

Available: 
Yes
Documentation text: 
Source code: https://github.com/prestoprime/LTFSArchiver
Fee: 
No
Resources: 
LTSF Archiver overview: http://www.crit.rai.it/EN/attivita/opensource/LTFSArchiverOverview_en.pdf
This record was last updated: 
August 3, 2018