Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
The Linear Tape File System Technical Work Group works on the development of SNIA Architecture related to the on-tape format for LTFS.
The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Format is separate from any implementation on data storage media. Using this format, data is stored in LTFS Volumes. An LTFS Volume holds data files and corresponding metadata to completely describe the directory and file structures stored on the volume.
The LTFS Format has these features:
The LTFS Format is particularly suited to these usages:
Vendor Extended Attributes
The LTFS format allows for vendor specific extended atrributes. It is recommended that a vendor (a company, organization, or technology standard) reserve their name. Refer to Appendix C of the Format Specification.
Registered Vendor Names