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05-08-2012 10:01 AM
I recently have been looking for tape back up solutions to store video media. I ran across the LTO ULTRIUM tape drives from HP and did some research on them. I found that LTFS file system software is needed to have the tape drives to perform as hard disk or usb drives. This software is available in Mac OS X or Linux. I see software for Windows OS has been introduced at NAB. My question is, Do you know when or where I can find Windows OS software for LTFS? When will it be available from HP?
05-09-2012 02:27 AM
Support for LTFS on Windows for HP LTO-5 tape drives will be available in the summer, if all things go as planned, in early July. The LTFS SW together with a Windows GUI and user guide will be posted at www.hp.com/go/StoreOpen
05-10-2012 03:05 AM
LTFS for Windows will work with Windows7 64bit and 32bit, also with 2008/2008/R2 both 64 and 32 bit. We also have plans to make it work with Vista 32/64, but not XP.
05-24-2012 01:18 PM
That's exactly what I'm seeking. I want to drag and drop files manually to LTO-5 from my HP z800 to support Avid editorial. I do not want to employ Linux and I don't want to pay steep software support prices with the handful of archival solution providers.
09-04-2012 05:31 PM
Can't get the LTFS driver to work peoperly on Windows.
OS: Server 2008 R2
3280 LTO Drive - X5BD Firmware
Atto H380 SAS Controller
HP StoreOpen LTFS Software
I am unable to verify data copied to the the LTFS tape.
I create a MD5 checksum on a file, I copy the file to the LTFS tape. I attempt to verify the copy of the file on the LTFS tape against the md5 chesum, it Fails.
The copy of the file on the LTFS does not match the original file on our RAID.
If I restore the file back to our raid, the restored copy also does not verify against the md5 checksum.
If I examine the files, the file on the LTFS is larger than the original source file, and when its copied back to the raid it is also larger than the original.
NovaBackup/BackupExec works/verifies fine on this same setup, but I'd like to swicth to LTFS so the tapes are cross platform. Unfotunately its a kinda a problem if your backup doesnt match the original.