updated 11:55 am EDT, Fri July 24, 2009
BRU Server 2.0 released
The Tolis Group has released v2.0 of its BRU Server. The application is used to backup data stored on Mac, Windows, Linux and Solaris networks. The latest version features a new user interface, and client-level backup and restore functions that can be initiated by users, negating the need for administrator involvement. Version 2.0 also has an optional Encryption Module add-on, for encrypted backups using archival hardware.
Archives are backwards-compatible with previous BRU Server versions, and are recoverable using any BRU product. The application supports D2D, D2D2T and D2T scenarios utilizing SAS, SCSI/iSCSI, Fibre Channel, USB and FireWire devices.
Tolis has additionally released a BRU Hardware pack consisting of the BRU Server software, either SCSI or SAS HBAs, and necessary cables, media, and HP tape drives and libraries. BRU Server 2.0 can be purchased from various dealers listed on the company's website; costs start at $600. Registered users of previous versions are eligible for a free upgrade.