BRU[tm] is the #1 award winning Backup & Restore Utility for Linux systems that support most Unix versions as well. BRU provides: multiple levels of data verification and error detection to assure accurate restores, command line and graphical interfacing, scalability from workstation to network applications and is novice-friendly and fully configurable for advanced users. BRU provides network backups with NFS, and client packages to push date with RSH/SSH. SAMBA and Netatalk allow the backup of NT and MacIntosh files. Functionality includes: remote backup to devices located across the network, on-the-fly data compression, simultaneous multiple data streams, unattended backups and selective backup/restore. Also, raw partition support, Translate-on-Restore[tm], tape labeling, tape directory and tape overwrite protection. BRU works with all operating system compatible devices including tape, CD, MO, HDD and floppies. Commercially licensed BRU is priced at USD $299-$1299, system dependent.

BRU-PE (Personal Edition) is a single workstation, non-commercial license product for home users and students. BRU-PE is available for Linux, BSD, SCO and Solaris x86 systems for USD $89.

Linux versions of BRU products ship with CRU (Crash Recovery Utility) for Linux at no charge under a GPL open source license. This utility allows the rebuilding of a damaged system without the need to manually re-install the operating system and device drivers. CRU also supports HP's OBDR (One-Button Disaster Recovery) compliant tape drives allowing a PC system to be totally restored from tape.

Current Version:   16.0

License Type:   Commercial

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Source Code Availability:   No

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   Yes

Targeted Platforms:

BRU 2000 is available on Linux , BSDI, FreeBSD, AIX, HP-UX 10.x, Digital UNIX, Sun Solaris Sparc, SunOS 4.x, Sun Solaris x86, SCO Open Server, SCO UnixWare, and Interactive UNIX systems. Windows NT version scheduled for release in October 1997.
BRU 2000-PE is available on Linux, BSD, SCO, Solaris x86

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Operating system recognized backup component, typically a tape drive.

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