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  • BRU Server to ArGest?

  • Bailey Jumps

    November 9, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Hello, I was a user of the old BRU Server software and have almost 200 LTO5 tapes in our library; we use a single HP Storageworks LTO drive.

    Will BRU ArGest Desktop Edition allow us to import and open our BRU Server library archive file (bru_server_environment-191021) so we can easily browse the contents of the tapes like we did in Server? Can we integrate the old library into a new one in ArGest, or continue to add to the old library? As a last resort, can I manually import my existing LTO tapes into a new library and then continue to add new LTO backups in ArGest Desktop Edition?


    I have read the ArGest software pages on OWC and didn’t see my questions addressed there. I also tried several times to get this info directly from BRU/OWC support weeks ago, but have not received a reply so far, so I’m asking for any knowledge regarding this software from this forum.


    Thank you in advance for your help,


    Bailey Jumps

  • Martin Jaeger

    November 9, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Was going to ask the same question (actually about BruPE compatibility) with ArGest.

    We have the same scenario.. existing library/environment we need to access and wondering if ArGest (and which version) will read/import our archive file and allow restores from existing spanned tape sets and, ideally, add to the old library.

    Also perused the OWC/ArGest page but no conclusive info. Also contacted support to no avail.

    Would appreciate any insight as well.


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