Tolis Group today announced the release of BRU Server 1.2 for Mac OS X, whose human interface was influenced by the input of hundreds of experienced Macintosh users worldwide, the company says. BRU Server 1.2 delivers full native backup and restore compatibility with Apple’s Xsan, ADIC’s StorNext, and other distributed filesystems, providing both backup of all attributes and when used as a disk stage. When writing to the disk stage (D2D), no special tape emulation layer is required. In addition, to support the backup of live databases such as running on Windows client systems, FAM (File Access Manager) technology from VisionWorks Solutions has been incorporated into version 1.2. Pricing starts at US$379.