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(PRWEB) April 25, 2003

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (PR WEB) April 23, 2003 – The TOLIS Group, Inc., a Talented Organization Leveraging Intelligent Solutions today announces the availability of BRU™ CLI (Command Line Interface) data protection software for Mac OS X systems. BRU CLI fulfills the need for easy-to-administer, reliable headless backup on Apple’s Xserve platform. BRU CLI includes TOLIS’ tapectl™ and libctl™ tools that provide control support for tape drives and libraries under Mac OS X.

“Apple’s Xserve platform supports corporate computing, and BRU solutions combined with Exabyte’s automation and tape technology provide the perfect tool to protect critical data in the corporate environment,” said Tim Jones, president of TOLIS Group. “We’re particularly excited because we’re seeing sustainable BRU CLI throughput performance in excess of 66.5 MBPS coming off Apple’s Xserve RAID storage platforms with combined dual-drive throughput to the Exabyte 221L native Fibre Channel library of over 40 MBPS. In this configuration, the solution will back up 108 GB/hr.”

BRU CLI provides headless Xserve backup and restore processes remotely via ssh or telnet access and through scheduled scripted operation for fully automated lights-out backup. Users of Apple systems with available monitors and keyboards running on Mac OS X 10.2 and newer can administer BRU CLI locally. All BRU CLI users will benefit from the unsurpassed reliability and data recoverability that BRU technology delivers.

“The combined TOLIS BRU CLI and Exabyte 221L solution on Apple’s Xserve combines the ease-of-use, capacity, performance and reliability Mac users want when backing up critical enterprise data, including digital video, audio tracks, multimedia graphics and other storage-intensive applications,” said Tom Ward, president and CEO of Exabyte. “With its first-and-only multi-drive back up and restore capabilities for the Mac OS X, this is a great storage solution for the Mac community. This solution delivers tremendous speed and unmatched ease of use, creating a superior price-performance value.”

Operationally, BRU CLI audits each and every bit during the backup and restore operations. Each backup can be 100% verified using an out-of-band process that reduces the total backup window of a bit-level verified backup operation by 50%. And, BRU CLI implements TOLIS’ advanced data recovery algorithms to assure the return of the most data of any backup tool should corrupt data be experienced. BRU CLI will not abort the restore.

BRU CLI protects the data on the Xserve internal ATA hard drives, externally attached SCSI drives and arrays, and the Fibre-Channel connected Xserve RAID storage subsystem. Implemented on Xserve, BRU CLI supports SCSI, Fibre- Channel, Firewire and USB tape drives. SCSI and Fibre-Channel libraries are supported as well. Additionally, BRU CLI will also write to removable media, disk farms, and even devices like the USB ThumbDrive/PenDrive.

BRU CLI’s small footprint allows multiple processes to easily drive multiple tape drives simultaneously with a minimal increase in system load. BRU CLI properly backs-up and restores all file elements including data fork, resource fork, finder info, and UNIX permission attributes. Remote filesystems can be easily mounted and backed-up.

BRU CLI utilizes TOLIS’ tapectl and libctl tools. These command line tools are used to manage tape drives (rewind, erase, append, setblk, etc.) and tape libraries (load, unload and inventory) to support these devices under Apple’s Mac OS X.

BRU CLI is priced at $ 329 and is available immediately. The free, full-function 30-day demo can be downloaded from TOLIS’ Web site at http://www.tolisgroup.com. TOLIS Group also provides a cost-effective annual technical support agreement for BRU CLI users. The agreement provides pro-active counseling as well as expert remedial support.


Exabyte Corporation provides innovative tape storage solutions to customers whose top buying criteria is value – maximum performance, quality and ease-of-use at a price they can afford. Exabyte is the recognized value-leader in tape storage and automation solutions for workstations, midrange servers and enterprise storage networks, and has been an industry innovator since 1987. Exabyte’s high-performance Mammoth-2 (M2™) tape drives for the mid-range market have a strong performance-price ratio, Exabyte’s VXA-2 tape drive technology provides DDS users with significantly higher capacity and performance at a similar price point, and Exabyte’s storage automation products are rugged, reliable automation solutions for users of VXAtape, MammothTape™ and LTO™ (Ultrium™). Exabyte has a worldwide network of OEMs, distributors and resellers that share Exabyte’s commitment to value and customer service, including partners such as IBM, Compaq, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Bull, Toshiba, Apple Computer, Tech Data, Digital Storage Inc., Ingram Micro and Arrow Electronics.

For additional information, call 1-800-EXABYTE or visit http://www.exabyte.com. For investor relations inquiries, e-mail investor@exabyte.com.


The TOLIS Group Inc. is a privately held corporation located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is TOLIS’ mission to provide leading-edge products to OEMs and end-users that are effective, reliable, and of excellent value for computer users. Product focus centers on data protection solutions, and our service mark of “Software You Can Trust” guides our business.

The majority of TOLIS’ products are based on the BRU backup engine, an elegant piece of software first developed in 1985 that has been evolved and remains at the forefront of backup technology leadership to this day. Numerous product excellence awards have recognized BRU.

TOLIS is also the sponsor of the Linux Tape Device Certification Program (http://www.linuxtapecert.org). Contact the TOLIS Group at PH: 1.480.505.0488, FAX: 1.801.480.505.0492, E-mail: info@tolisgroup.com, or visit TOLIS on the Web at: http://www.tolisgroup.com

BRU and BRU-Pro are trademarks of the TOLIS Group. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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