Manuals, Datasheets, and White Papers
This is a complete listing of all BRU Manuals, User Guides, White Papers, and Datasheets. These items are also located with their associated products.
Instructions from download, to install component order, to first backup, to first restore. As a true client/server product, BRU Server is a three component based product. The Server Component is installed on the machine that will be attached to the storage device. The Agent Component is installed on any machines that are to be backed up as clients of the BRU Server Server machine, including the machine with the Server Component installed if that machine is to be backed up as well. The GUI Management Console is installed on any machine, Mac, Linux or Windows that can see the BRU Server Server machine on the network and is used to manage and control all operations of BRU Server.
Everything a system Administrator needs to know about BRU Server's usage. Chapter one is a duplication of the QuickStart Getting Started Guide.
This document is for users moving from BRU Server 1.x to 2.x only
A BRU Server CLI Reference Scripting Guide for users who wish to create custom scripts for BRU Server v1.2 and 2.x.
Instructions from download, to install, to first backup, to first restore. Includes QuickStart Guide.
User Guide for the included TOLIS Tape Tools license (located in the PE DMG in your applications folder).
The PE catalog, how it is formatted and tips on how to utilize the information outside of BRU PE.
User guide for older 2.x version of PE.
ArGest@ Tape Library Full User Guide Includes Use, Operational Parameters (temperature/mounting etc...) for TGL1800, TGL2240, TGL4480 units. TGL3480 and TGL6800 ship with their own documents in the shipping box.
Should you need to ship/travel with your unit please contact TOLIS Group Support for additional instruction to assure you package the library unit correctly.
LEGACY DOCS for users purchasing libraries prior to February 2018
TGL1800 models purchased prior to February of 2018 User Guide
TGL2240 models purchased prior to February of 2018 User Guide
TGL4480 models (model discontinued June 2019) purchased prior to February of 2018 User guide
From unboxing to first use, bruAPP™ instructions.
Only to be used by pre-2013 users of older bruAPP™s upgrading their OS to the current bruAPP™.
Instructions for using ArGest® RackMOD including initial installation.
Instructions for using TOLIS Tape Tools
Instructions for BRU Core Workstation and Desktop 18.0
Complete instructions for BRU Core Workstation and Desktop 17.0
The BRU Advantage - Details on the elements that make BRU so effective.
Proving the BRU Advantage - BRU was originally developed because tar fails–see why.
BRU's Unique Availability Characteristics - More details about BRU's unique features.
Reliable Verification - Don't be fooled by foolish verification methods.
LTO — Big, Fast, and Cheap - TOLIS Group is pro-tape, see why.
Tape's Not Dead Tech - Tape is not a dead tech, it is fast, easy to use, and nothing else will protect your stored data as effectively for as long.
BRU Server and Parallels - How BRU and virtual environments such as Parallels and VMWare work together.
Virtual Machines and BRU - Workflow details on using BRU in a virtual machine environment.
TOLIS Group OFM for Live System Backup - BRU backs up open files and databases on Windows.
BRU's Support of Regulatory Governance - BRU ihelps you maintain compliance with government/research/medical regulations for backing up and recovering data.
Implementing Tape Storage on Apple Systems - Special considerations when using tape with Apple systems.
Tape vs. Disk vs. VTL Backup Options - BRU allows you to back up to any device type that works for your environment.
LTFS - One look at why LTFS is not the best choice for long term archival.
Tape Data Formats - BRU is proprietary, and why that is a good thing for your long term data protection.
Case Study: Austrian Film Museum - Why the Austrian Film Museum chose BRU to protect their irreplaceable assets.
Tape Device Fibre Channel Zoning Considerations - Zoning Fibre Channel Devices, older document, still valid in 2018.
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