Following its debut at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2003 trade show earlier this month, BRU CLI (Command Line Interface) for Mac OS X is now available from
The TOLIS Group Inc. Combined with automation and tape technology from
Exabyte, it provides “headless backup” on Apple’s Xserve platform. BRU CLI includes TOLIS’ tapectl and libctl tools that provide control support for tape drives and libraries under Mac OS X.
In addition to headless Xserve backup, BRU CLI offers the ability to restore processes remotely via ssh or telnet access and through scheduled scripted operation for automated, lights-out backup. If you’re using Mac OS X 10.2 (“Jaguar”) and newer, you can administer BRU CLI locally.
The data protection software audits each bit during the backup and restore operations. It backs-up and restores all file elements including data fork, resource fork, finder info, and UNIX permission attributes. Each backup can be 100 percent verified using an out-of-band process that reduces the total backup window of a bit-level verified backup operation by 50 percent.
BRU CLI protects the data on the Xserve internal ATA hard drives, externally attached SCSI drives and arrays, and the Fibre-Channel connected Xserve RAID storage subsystem. Implemented on Xserve, the solution supports SCSI, Fibre- Channel, FireWire, and USB tape drives. SCSI and Fibre-Channel libraries are supported, as well. Additionally, BRU CLI will also write to removable media, disk farms, and devices such as the USB ThumbDrive/PenDrive.
A fully functional, 30-day demo of BRU CLI can be downloaded from TOLIS’ Web site. BRU CLI costs US$329.