Scalar LTFS

LTFS Software vs Model B & Model C Drives

Model B vs Model C tape drives.

 

When LTFS firmware came out Quantum was using Model B tape drives but over time have upgraded to using Model C tape drives.

 

LTFS can we used with MAC OSX, Red Hat or SUSE Linux and Windows.

 

Windows has two versions of LTFS software one for Model B tape drives and one for Model C tape drives.

 

These two versions of software cannot be loaded on the same computer at the same time.

You need to determine your drive type and load the correct version of LTFS software.

These drives look differently.  Please refer to the picture below to determine your model.

 

Scalar LTFS (SLTFS) - Tape Formatting

With older firmware 2.3 and older you have to format each tape and then it will be automatically attached and visible to clients mapped to the SLTFS.

With firmware version 2.4 and newer there is a process that you have to follow.

Load tapes into the library IE station and the SLTFS will automatically import the tapes into data slots.  These tapes will then show up as discovered media.

All discovered media should be formatted right after import and then they will show as scratch media.

Scratch media can be used for creating Volume Groups and are also used when a tape gets full and need to span to a new cartridge.

Scalar LTFS (SLTFS) Tools

The best resource for understanding and using the Tools features is the Scalar LTFS Users Guide. The Scalar LTFS Users Guide can be downloaded from the main Quantum website by going to Support> Downloads. Select the appropriate product category and name then go to the Documentation tab on the product page. The latest version of the Users Guide will be available to download. Listed below are the common Tools functions listed along with their Chapter and Page numbers. Reference these functions in the Users Guide to better understand how to configure and use the feature properly. The specific page numbers listed below assume that you are using the 2.5 version of the Users Guide.

 

Scalar LTFS (SLTFS)

The best resource for understanding and using the Operations features is the Scalar LTFS Users Guide. The Scalar LTFS Users Guide can be downloaded from the main Quantum website by going to Support> Downloads. Select the appropriate product category and name then go to the Documentation tab on the product page. The latest version of the Users Guide will be available to download. Listed below are the common Operations functions listed along with their Chapter and Page numbers. Reference these functions in the Users Guide to better understand how to configure and use the feature properly. The specific page numbers listed below assume that you are using the 2.5 version of the Users Guide.

 

Scalar LTFS (SLTFS) Configuration

The best resource for understanding and using the Configuration features is the Scalar LTFS Users Guide. The Scalar LTFS Users Guide can be downloaded from the main Quantum website by going to Support> Downloads. Select the appropriate product category and name then go to the Documentation tab on the product page. The latest version of the Users Guide will be available to download. Listed below are the common Configuration functions listed along with their Chapter and Page numbers. Reference these functions in the Users Guide to better understand how to configure and use the feature properly. The specific page numbers listed below assume that you are using the 2.5 version of the Users Guide.

 

Scalar LTFS (SLTFS) Volume Group, Tape Spanning & Tape Formatting

The best resource for understanding and using the Volume Group, Tape Spanning, & Tape Formatting features is the Scalar LTFS Users Guide. The Scalar LTFS Users Guide can be downloaded from the main Quantum website by going to Support> Downloads. Select the appropriate product category and name then go to the Documentation tab on the product page. The latest version of the Users Guide will be available to download. Listed below are the common Volume Group, Tape Spanning, & Tame Formatting functions listed along with their Chapter and Page numbers. Reference these functions in the Users Guide to better understand how to configure and use the feature properly. The specific page numbers listed below assume that you are using the 2.5 version of the Users Guide.