IBM Linear Tape File System

Allows users and applications direct access to files and directories stored on tape

Feature Benefits
Graphical user interface
  • Helps reduce complexity by enabling an icon-based view of the data on tape using the operating system file manager
Standalone
  • Helps reduce costs as it does not require any additional tape management software or utilities
Operating system file system application programming interface utilization
  • Provides a basic read/write interface to the tape cartridge for applications without any additional operating system enhancements such as plug-ins or service packs