Backup, Archival, and Storage Solutions for the Real World

• Reliable, Private, Secure, Local

• 15 minutes from first power on to first backup

• Setup and configuration that anyone can perform

• D2D, D2T, and D2D2T options

bruAPP™ Backup Appliance Cloud-Based Backup and Archival Solutions

 TOLIS Group's Custom Linux core platform with no general operating environment provides:

 

• Secure platform with no unnecessary processes running on your network - nothing to hack!

• No direct user login - all interaction via the BRU Server™ Console GUI

• No unnecessary application loading factors - all CPU and RAM dedicated to the tasks of backup and restore of your data.

 

Choose the option below for detailed information

Base Models, Options, and Pricing

Supported Clients

Technical Details

Documentation

D2D, D2T, and D2D2T Configurations

bruAPP™ base D2D options

0 to 40TB in 1RU solution

0-to 480TB in a 4RU solution

Network Options, standard as priced is two 1GbE, other options available:

Additional options for network support for two additional 1Gbe, or two 1GbE and two 10GbE ports providing support for up to four subnets*

 

* 1RU bruAPP™ will only support two 1GbE network connections

Available LTO tape add on options, in LTO-5, LTO-6, and LTO-7

6Gb or 12Gb SAS or 8Gb or 16Gb Fibre Channel tape connectivity supporting up to 16 tape drives**.

 

Single tape drive

Dual tape drives

1RU 8 tape slot single tape autoloader

2RU 24 tape slot single or dual tape drive library

4RU 48 tape slot 1-4 tape drive library

6RU-48RU flexible 80-540 tape slot 1-16 tape drives library

 

** 4RU models can support both SAS and Fibre-channel in the same unit

bruAPP™ standard SAS Models and Pricing,
 
Fibre Channel bruAPP™, additional networking configurable options, and LTO tape add ons are quoted separately

  • 1U bruAPP™ Models with 0-40TB stage storage

    Core (#80038)

    8TB (#80041)

    16TB (#80101)

    40TB (#80200)

     

    Model #80038 • $3499USD

     

    Complete 1U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP™ for Core 1U ships with no disk stage (upgradeable to 40TB), 10 client licenses, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP™ OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80041 8TB • $4999USD

     

    Complete 1U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP™ 8TB 1U ships with 8TB disk stage (upgradeable to 40TB), 25 client licenses, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP™ OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80101 16TB • $5699USD

     

    Complete 1U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP™ 16TB 1U ships with 16TB disk stage (upgradable to 40TB), 25 client licenses, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP™ OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80200 40TB • $7899USD

     

    Complete 1U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP™ 40TB 1U ships with 40TB disk stage, 25 client licenses, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP™ OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

  • 4U bruAPP™ Models with 0-480TB stage storage

    Core (#80079)

    48TB (#80049)

    96TB (#80103)

    480TB (#80201)

     

    Model #80079 • $6199USD

     

    Complete 4U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP™ Core 4U ships with no disk stage (upgradeable to 96TB), 10 client licenses, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP™ OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80049 48TB • $10,299USD

     

    Complete 4U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP™ 48TB 4U ships with 48TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare for 44TB net or RAID 6 + hot spare for 42TB net), 25 client licenses, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP™ OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80103 96TB • $12,239USD

     

    Complete 4U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP™ 96TB 4U ships with 96TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare for 88TB net or RAID 6 + hot spare for 84TB net), 25 client licenses, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP™ OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

     

     

    Model #80201 480TB • $18,359USD

     

    Complete 4U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP™ 480TB 4U ships with 480TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare or RAID 6 + hot spare), 25 client licenses, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP™ OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

Back up any machine on your network

 

bruAPP™'s considers any machine on your network to be just that–a machine so all you need to worry about is how many machines (bruAPP™ authorized client count) you will need to have.  bruAPP™ does not make a distinction between client/server versions of the OS or hardware type on the machine you want to back up.  Additionally, bruAPP™'s BRU Server's Agent is an extremely lightweight process.

 

Even if a user is working on the machine when BRU is running its backup, BRU will slow itself down to free system resources up so the user barely, or not at all, knows BRU is running at the time.

 

With special client-side backup and restore operations that are authorized for the client machine by the BRU Server admin, desktop and even laptop users on unusual times connected to the network can back up and restore on their own schedule and never miss being protected by BRU.  The client side backup and user initiated restore is available on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

 

Windows systems running Active Directory, SQL, Exchange, or those that have have any other open files may be backed up at no charge with bruAPP™ BRU Server™ pre- and -post freeze and unfreeze job support, or you may use the add-on Open File Manager for automatic background open file backup for an additional charge.

 

 

Available Agent types /Pricing for bruAPP ™ BRU Server™ by OS type:

 

 

Windows

Linux (all distributions)

Mac OS X

FreeBSD

OpenBSD

Solaris

 

OpenSolaris

Irix

AIX

HP-UX

Add the bruAPP™ Open File Manager Clients for live file/database backup on Windows systems/all Windows environments.

 

Part# 40015

$299USD each Windows machine, pricing discounts starting at 5+ OFM icenses

Special Open File Manager add on for Windows Machines

 

 

Additional bruAPP™ Agents/Clients

 

 

 

We do not differentiate between client/desktop/server versions of an OS, to BRU a client is only a machine.

 

Part# 60034 1-4 clients $100USD each

Part# 60035 5 pack $375USD ($75USD each)

Part# 60036 10 pack $550USD ($55USD each)

Part# 60037 25 pack $1,050USD ($42USD each)

Part# 60038 50 pack $1,900USD ($38USD each)

Part# 60039 100 pack $3,000USD ($30USD each)

Note to Virtual machine users:  Depending on your configuration, guest systems of the host system may or not need to run a bruAPP™ BRU Server Agent.

 

bruAPP™ at a glance

 

• Enterprise grade hardware with client/server data backup and restore
   services in a self-contained appliance without the need for an enterprise-
   grade IT staff.

 

• Delivers true "server-less" backup without dependence on any network
   server.  Integrated RAID for staging provides LAN-Free backup of client
   data to tape.

 

• Remote Management Consoles run on any Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows
   system in your environment with network connectivity to the bruAPP™.

 

• bruAPP™ for Windows environments/systems have the BRU Open File
   Manager for backing up open files on Windows such as those used by
   SQL, Exchange, Active Directory etc...

• Supports over 10 different client operating systems including Mac OS X,
   Linux, Windows, Windows Server, and Unix systems.

 

• Broad range of models that support D2D, D2T, and D2D2T strategies
   with up to 480TB of RAID disk stage capacity and tape libraries of any
   size including our expandable TGL6800 FLEX Plus library.

 

• All BRU products are fully compliant with best business security practices
   including those mandated by Sarbanes-Oxley.

 

• Plug and play ease-of-installation and intuitive operation - perform your
   first backup operation in under 15 minutes after opening the box.

 

• Completely self-contained and constructed of enterprise-grade hardware
   components.

 

• All units include 3-years of depot hardware warranty.

 

• All units include 3-years of top-tier software support that can be renewed
   annually.

 

  • Windows Live Database Backup with the BRU Server Open File Manager

     

    BRU Open File Manager (OFM) for Windows

     

    Certified for use with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8, 10, as well as Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012, 2016!

     

    The BRU Open File Manager (OFM) is a robust open file utility for Windows systems that gives BRU Server and bruAPP™ Backup Appliance the power to backup any open, locked, or in-use files, ensuring that your business will run without interruption twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. BRU OFM was designed to work in high trafficked areas that receive hundreds of thousands of requests per hour. BRU OFM is cost effective and scalable from workstation to server.

     

    BRU OFM's advanced caching methods protect your backups from corruption and keep relational file integrity in tact for your mission critical data stored in databases and email servers such as MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, Active Directory and Exchange.  This data requires batch caching to keep log files and data synchronized at backup time.  You will no longer need to have users logout of the network, close a program at backup time or have skipped files.

     

    Windows-Based Client Systems

     

    The BRU OFM module for Windows clients allows the BRU Server Agent to backup all open files, regardless of the application currently using them. Platforms such as Exchange, SQL Server, Filemaker, Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Active Directory, and even simple open files used in Word or Excel can be properly backed up transparent to the user and the application. Also, BRU OFM requires no additional disk space for operation. You only need a BRU OFM license for those Windows clients that require open file backup support.

     

    Windows 64-bit Support Intel and AMD 64bit Processors

     

    BRU OFM is compatible with both Intel and AMD 64 bit processors environments, including IA64. Simply install BRU OFM onto any machine and it will auto detect which driver to install.

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper V Supprt

     

    BRU OFM is compatible with the Microsoft Hyper-V Support that is used on Windows Server 2008 for virtual machine support.

    File System, Networked Computer and Mapped Drive Support

     

    BRU OFM was designed to work in a heterogeneous computing environment, by offering support for both Windows file systems (NTFS, FAT32) and network file systems. BRU OFM will also support a networked computing environment by allowing access to open, locked and in-use files over mapped drives and networked computers. Installing BRU OFM on computer A and computer B, would allow computer A to backup exclusive, in-use and locked files residing on computer B.

     

    How it Works

     

    How the BRU OFM Works BRU OFM monitors the file system for any read requests that will come from BRU Server Agent. Once BRU OFM detects a backup to a locked or exclusively opened file, BRU OFM will allow access to the file. The application that has the file locked continues to store the information directly to disk as usual. Once the backup of the locked file has begun, BRU OFM will automatically cache old overwritten data to a temporary location.

     

    At this point BRU Server and the application see the file differently. The application that has the file locked see's all changes that it makes to the file as it would without BRU OFM installed. On the other hand, the BRU Server see's the file as it originally would when the backup first began, without any of the new changes.  See the white paper, Windows OFM and BRU.

     

    Unix-Based Client Systems (includes Mac OS X)

     

    The BRU OFM is only available for Windows systems, however, on Unix systems pre and post scripts may be run before and after a backup operation to freeze the state of a database that is running when the backup is to be executed. This allows you to freeze the tables or export the database content to an intermediate, or flat file for backup. While in a frozen state, most database applications will cache any user changes and then commit them once the backup is completed and the tables are unfrozen. The pre and post scripts may be written in any programming language including sh, python, Applescript, C, and more.

     

    For more information about BRU Server pre and post scripts, please see the Miscellaneous Setup Considerations section in the BRU Server Admin Guide.

  • The bruAPP™ O/S - the Heart of the bruAPP™

     

    The bruAPP™/OS™ is a TOLIS Group developed, custom backup-oriented operating system derived from components of FreeBSD, Linux, and TOLIS Group code. This highly tuned bruAPP™/OS forms the heart of the bruAPP™ backup appliance. "Backup oriented" is key because the bruAPP™ performs a single function, and that is the backup and recovery of data.

     

    Unencumbered by traditional operating system overhead and complexity, bruAPP™/OS delivers rock solid operating system stability to assure uninterrupted and seamless backup system operation today and into the future. bruAPP™/OS renders the bruAPP™ Backup Appliance's operation totally impervious to software upgrades at the server system level.

     

  • BRU Server - the Soul of the the bruAPP™

     

    BRU Server is the software that comprises the "soul" of the bruAPP™ Backup Appliance. BRU technology has protected the data on Unix systems for over 32 years, and BRU Server represents the culmination of the knowledge and expertise gained since 1985 to reliably backup and restore Unix-core (including Mac OS X) and Windows systems

     

    Backing up data is all about the ability to recover it when needed. As with all BRU-based solutions, any errors experienced by the bruAPP™ Backup Appliance during a restore are identified, reported, and circumvented where possible, allowing the restore to continue beyond the point of the error; conditions under which other tools simply abort the recovery.

     

    Management of the bruAPP™ Backup Appliance itself is provided via an intuitive graphical interface, character-based interface, or from the command line.

     

    The bruAPP™ utilizes the BRU Server Console Graphical User Interface (BRU Server Console) for all backup/scheduling/restore operations, and that management console may be installed on any number of supported systems that have network connectivity to the bruAPP™ Backup Appliance, thereby removing any physical access for backup/restore management.

     

  • Features at a Glance

     

    Graphical User Interfaces Control the bruAPP™ BRU Server GUI Console from Mac OS X, Linux and Windows systems.

     

    Client-Side - User Initiated Backup for Desktops and Laptops (not dependent on any admin-specified backups) Under Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

     

    Client-Side - User Initiated Restore (not dependent on any admin action) Under Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

     

    Client-Side - Update of IP Address for DHCP Environments on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

     

    Full Support of ACLs and Extended Attributes on OS X and Linux Clients

     

    Network Server operating system upgrades do not impact bruAPP™ Backup Appliance operation

     

    Upstage for Offsite - Expands D2D2T to Allow Copying Staged Archives to Tape for Sending Offsite While Retaining the Local Copy on Disk

     

    Console loads all of the data elements 25-50X faster - archives, tapes, users, and client systems all load much more rapidly to be more productive; more quickly

     

    Support of single archives up to eight (8) exabytes (8,388,608 gigabytes) in size

     

    Live Database Backup (see our Live Database Backup with OFM white paper)

     

    Archives are backwards compatible with all previous BRU Server versions and are also recoverable by any BRU product, on any platform BRU supports

     

    Flexible Disk Staging Provides Disk-to-Disk (D2D) and Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T) Support

     

    Off-Site Storage Services

     

    Comprehensive Native Tape Device Support

     

    100% Coverage of All Mac OS X Filesystem Attributes Including Resource Forks,

     

    Finder® Information and All Unix Permissions

     

    Backups 100% Verified as a Background Task which can Dramatically Reduce the Backup Window (see more at our white paper Reliable Verification)

     

    Advanced, Error Recovery Algorithms Restore Data When Other Tools Fail

     

    Simple Integration with SAN including Apple's Xsan Technology

     

    Virtual Machine Support (see our white paper Virtual Machines and BRU)

     

  • Operational

     

    Backup and restore support for almost any networked computing environment

     

    Works within NAS, SAN, and wireless environments

     

    Server installation takes less than 5 minutes (disk-to-disk) — implementing tape library technology takes a little longer

     

    Graphical, character-based, and command line management consoles

     

    Supports many different backup schedule types: full, differential,

    incremental/grandfather, father/son, etc.

     

    Supports all important operating system platform file attributes

     

    Supports D2D, D2T and D2D2T backup and restore strategies

     

    True Zero Impact design on any Server on the network

     

    Data restore is a one step process — regardless of the data's location on the disk stage or tape

     

    BRU Server disk stage scalability limited only by the capacity of currently tested and approved hard drives

     

    Number of client systems supported by a single bruAPP™ Backup Appliance is limited only by available network bandwidth

     

    Client system licenses (agents) do not differentiate between network Servers, desk side systems, or laptop systems — one system; one license

     

    Most units are standard as rack mount units, however tower units are available upon request and rails are available to mount tower cases in a rack mount stand, or tower can be placed on its side on a rack mount shelf.

     

  • Performance

       
    High performance tape drive I/O support provides the highest levels of throughput to high-performance devices

     

    Streams attached LTO-7 on average at 322MB/sec, over the rated speed

     

    Industry's shortest backup window (fully verified backups) by using Disk Staging and BRU Server's zero impact verify (Anytime Verify™) data verification

     

    Low overhead allows multiple BRU processes to write to multiple storage devices simultaneously with very little impact on system performance.

     

    Intelligent cataloging provides a powerful query capability to quickly recover select files contained in archives.

     

    Client system backups are not interleaved, thereby further shortening the time to restore selected files.

     

  • Reliability

     

    Ultra-reliable BRU™ engine delivers unparalleled data protection reliability and restorability of the protected data

     

    Backups can be 100% verified without access to the original file systems, either immediately after a backup or even years later.  See more about verification with our white paper Reliable Verification with BRU.

     

    Anytime Verify™ and Inspect Mode backup verification options can be run as a zero impact process, freeing up the client systems faster.

     

    Broad compatibility - backups can be verified and restored on a different system, and even on a different platform

     

    Backups can be committed to a bruAPP™ disk stage - virtually eliminating perceived backup windows at the client system level

     

    Proven data restorability of BRU technology - corrupt data is reported, circumvented, and the restore continues unless the tape drive is physically unable to proceed

     

    Catalogs copied to tape in addition to the server HDD to provide enhanced availability to backup data should the server system HDD fail.

     

  • Functionality

     

    Live backup of databases and services such as Oracle, Exchange, and Outlook running on Windows client systems using the BRU Server Open File Manager for Windows® (see our white paper about Windows Live Database Backup)

     

    Full print (printer or PDF) support of all database information

     

    Lights-out, automated backup operations are easily scheduled from the bruAPP™ BRU Server graphical user interface

     

    Handles files and permissions skipped by other utilities

     

    Full support of ACLs and EAs.

     

    Properly backs up so-called "open files" under Mac OS X

     

    Full support of case sensitivity under the HFS+ file system

     

    Single archives of any size can be created

     

    There is no limitation to the size of the catalogs

     

    QFA (Quick File Access) provides fast access to files contained on tape

     

    Client system data is not interleaved with other client system data

     

    Client-side data encryption provides secure communication between client systems and the server

     

    Network traffic data compression is configurable and can provide better utilization of available network bandwidth

     

    Pre and post scripts may be run on a client system to freeze the state of a database running on that machine or export its state to an intermediate file

     

    Files and directories can be excluded from the backup from the client system (excluding mp3 files, for example)

     

    E-mail notification of all operations including interact requirements and job status.

     

     

  • Network Backup Across the Enterprise

     

    The Agent component is installed on all machines that are to be backed up by bruAPP™.

     

    The bruAPP™ BRU Server Graphical "console component" can be installed on any number of systems to manage bruAPP™'s BRU Server's operation. The proven reliability of BRU technology coupled with the proven reliability of a Unix-based bruAPP™ O/S operating system creates a backup system of unsurpassed uptime and availability to archived data.

     

    BRU Server's Windows Open File Manager is available to back up live databases such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, FileMaker, Oracle, Sybase, Active Directory and others running on Windows client systems, and the bruCLONE ad-on provides unsurpassed disaster recovery for your OS X systems.

     

  • De-duplication Done Right

     

    The concept of Single Instance Backup/De-Duplication is the conservation of backup media — only one copy of a file common across systems is backed-up. The loss of a "single instance" file means that file is forever gone and is no longer available to support the restoring of a system or systems that utilize that particular file. This approach is not consistent with our philosophy to assure the restorability of each and every system's data.

     

    In addition to the fallibility of the Single Instance Backup/De-Duplication concept, there are significant operational issues. The strategy still requires a complete full backup be done initially and that consumes disk capacity without a minimized-use benefit.  Prior to a subsequent backup operation beginning, a lengthy scan of each system must be performed and this process can literally take hours before the first bit is backed-up.  Data restores are also very slow because the data system must work through all of the pointers.  And finally, to write to a tape that is directly recoverable, the de-duped streams must be reconstituted to original form and no economy-of-capacity is realized.

     

    bruAPP™'s BRU Server Server component handles de-duplication properly and quickly through properly handled incremental backup.  If it's already on a previous backup, and it hasn't changed, BRU won't back it up again until you tell it to, or perform a new full backup.

     

  • No Interdependencies on Data Sets etc...

     

    There are no dependency constraints between full, incremental or differential archives when performing restore operations. Each BRU Server archive is a complete and separate entity from other archives.  Thus, it is not required to have the full archive on-site in order to restore from an incremental or differential backup.

     

    When performing backup operations, once a full backup is completed, the full backup does not need to be on-site in order to perform incremental or differential backups.  This allows you to free up slots inside of your tape library or change hard disks for offsite storage.

  • Comprehensive Tape Support with bruAPP™

     

    Compatibility with most modern SAS tape devices.  Compatible with Fibre channel when ordered with F-C options.

     

    Compatibility with most modern SAS libraries containing any number of tape drives. Compatible with Fibre channel when ordered with F-C options.

     

    Full support for WORM media–if you have data that needs to be archived in a non modifiable, non erasable manner, LTO WORM (write once read many) tape technology ensures that once data is written to a tape it can only be removed or deleted by physical destruction of the tape itself.  All BRU products recognize and support this technology.

     

    Support any number of tape slots in a library*.

     

    The ability to define "Destinations" as a fixed set of slots.

     

    The assignment of "Destinations" from a pool of free slots as needed.

     

    The allocation of slots within a tape library in an arbitrary manner.

     

    Ability to define and exclude from use sets of tape cartridge slots.


    Ability to write concurrent, non-interleaved data streams to multiple tape drives within a tape library.

     

    Support of variable block mode to allow modern tape drives to achieve their maximum performance potential.

     

    TapeAlert™ notifications to monitor and report connectivity issues, dirty tape drives, bad tape drives, and bad tapes.

     

    Bar code reader support†.

     

    Unique Drive Autobalancing™ that spreads loads across multiple drives within a library to assure enhanced library hardware uptime, preventing the overuse of a single drive mechanism.

     

    An efficient data layout on tape to optimize utilization of tape cartridge capacity.

     

    By default, tapes are overwritten in a backup destination only when older than the last full backup, assuring retention of the most recent data.

     

    Tape life is extended because erasure is not required like other tools - bruAPP™'s BRU Server's policy to overwrite renders the existing data on tape irretrievable.

     

    See our white paper about the value of using tape - LTO, Big, Fast, Cheap

     

    *Libraries that have 100 or more slots require the BRU Server™ large library support add-on.

     

    **Special licensing is not required for multiple libraries unless the total number of slots of all attached libraries is 100 or more.

     

    †For libraries only and library must have a barcode reader installed.

  • Integrated BRU Server Software Screen Shots

    Console

    Config Tool

    Agents

    Email

Click the following links below to download the PDF documentation appropriate for your needs.

 

If you need assistance beyond what is found in the documentation for BRU Server, please visit TOLIS Group's support page for methods of contacting technical support directly.

 

bruAPP™ Administrator's Guide

From unboxing to first use, bruAPP™ instructions.

 

bruAPP™ Upgrade Guide

Only to be used by pre-2013 users of older bruAPP™s upgrading their OS to the current bruAPP™.

 

BRU Server 2.x Complete Administrator's Guide

Everything a system Administrator needs to know about BRU Server's usage.  bruAPP™ users will ignore chapter one which is only used when BRU Server software is used outside of the bruAPP™.

 

BRU Server Command Line Tools Guide

A BRU Server CLI Reference Scripting Guide for users who wish to create custom scripts for BRU Server v1.2 and 2.x.

 

bruAPP™ Datasheet

 

BRU Server™ Datasheet

 

bruAPP™ limited hardware warranty

 

bruAPP™ leasing information

 

bruAPP™ EULA

 

General BRU White Papers:

 

The BRU Advantage - Details on the elements that make BRU so effective.

Proving the BRU Advantage - BRU was originally developed because tar fails–see why.

BRU's Unique Availability Characteristics - More details about BRU's unique features.

Reliable Verification - Don't be fooled by foolish verification methods.

LTO — Big, Fast, and Cheap - TOLIS Group is pro-tape, see why.

Tape's Not Dead Tech - Tape is not a dead tech, it is fast, easy to use, and nothing else will protect your stored data as effectively for as long.

BRU Server and Parallels - How BRU and virtual environments such as Parallels and VMWare work together.

Virtual Machines and BRU - Workflow details on using BRU in a virtual machine environment.

TOLIS Group OFM for Live System Backup - BRU backs up open files and databases on Windows.

BRU's Support of Regulatory Governance - BRU ihelps you maintain compliance with government/research/medical regulations for backing up and recovering data.

Implementing Tape Storage on Apple Systems - Special considerations when using tape with Apple systems.

Tape vs. Disk vs. VTL Backup Options - BRU allows you to back up to any device type that works for your environment.

LTFS - One look at why LTFS is not the best choice for long term archival.

Case Study: Austrian Film Museum - Why the Austrian Film Museum chose BRU to protect their irreplaceable assets.

 

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