Each time a tape is mounted, Canister will create a Catalog for it. Canister Catalogs are special folders containing tiny stubs for each file on your tape, and are mounted as a read-only virtual drive each time Canister opens.
When Canister is open, all Catalogs are available as a virtual drive called
LTO Archive. This requires a driver installation which Canister will prompt for. If not, download the installer directly from our servers. To access catalogs without a virtual drive,
Alt-Click the Catalog icon in Canister (top-right).
As Canister creates a Catalog when mounting a tape, which is updated after each Archive, old Catalogs are archived as well and moved into a hidden folder named
LTO Tape (serial).history
To clean up the Catalog, or remove for instance test entries, you can open the original location where the stubs are saved by Alt/Option-Clicking the Catalog icon in Canister. This will open Finder in
Currently, it's not yet possible to use Catalogs to tell Canister which files to retrieve. This is on the roadmap, together with importing and exporting of Catalogs.