The Tolis Group ( has released BRU Server
2.0, an upgrade of the network backup solution. It supports networks
of Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and many other Unix-platform
systems. Enhanced functionality is delivered across multiple

Enhancements include: the redesigned BRU Server Management graphical
user interface, which is identical in functionality on Mac, Windows
and Linux systems; new client-level user initiated backup and restore
functions that don’t require administrator intervention; an optional
Encryption Module add-on for encrypted backups using any archival
hardware; and more.

Archives are still backwards compatible with all previous BRU Server
versions, and as with previous versions, are also recoverable by any
BRU product, on any platform BRU supports. The BRU Server 2.0 license
once purchased may be used into perpetuity, regardless of the amount
of data being protected.

BRU Server 2.0 continues its support of D2D, D2D2T and D2T scenarios
utilizing SAS, SCSI, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, USB or FireWire devices of
any size. Additionally, the Tolis Group has announced the
availability of tape drive and Library bundles. Consisting of BRU
Server software, SCSI or SAS HBAs, cables, media and HP tape drives
and libraries, the new BRU Server hardware bundles provide a single
point for purchasing a complete BRU Server backup and archival
solution that’s fully tested for compatibility and supported directly
on both Mac OS X and Linux Systems, according to Tim Jones, Tolis
president and chief techncial officer.

BRU Server 2.0 is available in three base configurations that can be
tailored to fit any size environment. Pricing starts at US$599; BRU
Server customers with current support plans will be upgraded to the
new version at no additional cost.