network data backup software is now available as a Universal binary that runs natively on Intel and PowerPC-based Macs alike. BRU LE 1.3.0 costs $129; it’s a free update for current tech support customers or $69 without an agreement.
BRU LE is designed to provide network backups for enterprise and workgroup systems. While it’s a Mac OS X-native application with a GUI, it can be scripted from the Unix command line as well. The developer touts BRU LE’s capacity as a low-resource application that can stream content from network RAID servers onto digital tape systems at throughput rates in excess of 130 MB per second. BRU LE works with SCSI, Fibre Channel, USB and FireWire tape drives and SCSI and Fibre Channel-based single drive tape autoloaders.
Besides Universal binary support, BRU LE 1.3.0 features a QuickBackup mode that simplifies immediate backup requirements using drag and drop. Disk to disk (D2D) operations are improved, and a new multithreaded design improves I/O performance. Reports can now be sent to administrators through an intermediate mail server.