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  • OWC – Tolis Group – BRU Status

     Scott Moore updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago 13 Members · 26 Posts
  • Ray Tragesser

    December 28, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Hi All,

    It’s been a bit since the announcement of OWC taking over BRU. Any updates on BRU heading into 2021?

  • Tim Jones

    January 4, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    We’re getting close. The Black Friday through Christmas sales stymied the efforts to get things crossed over, but they’re now on track for a January re-launch.

  • Howard Altizer

    February 7, 2021 at 1:58 am

    I need some Bru Pe support and OWC does not seem to have anyone who is familiar with the product to offer any support. I need to restore some tapes made with Bru Pe but no longer have the catalog for them. I am at a loss and need some help. I understand that this may be possible with the command line, but am not sufficiently proficient to do it myself. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Jim Curtis

    February 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Since you asked for “any help,” I’ll point you to a thread that helped me restore the entire contents of a tape using a Terminal window. I’m still a Terminal dummy. I suggest you start at the bottom of the thread and work backwards. Somewhere in there are the commands and syntax I used to do what you’re asking about:

    A very kind man named James Vorley helped me tremendously.

    Can’t access Tolis Support – Need to restore tape contents to RAID

  • Howard Altizer

    February 11, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you very much. That is my situation as well – terminal novice and need to use terminal. I will gratefully take your suggestion until OWC gets it together.

  • Howard Altizer

    February 12, 2021 at 12:12 am

    I am hoping to find anyone here who might consult on a recovery similar to Jim’s as I am not good enough with terminal to get very far.

  • Tim Jones

    February 13, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Hi Howard, did you try to use the BRU PE Tape Import Tool that is part of your BRU PE Install? I know that Jim ran into issues, but the vast majority of users use it successfully.

    As for the Terminal, if you write protect your tapes and follow the steps that we outlined for Jim, there’s nothing that you can do wrong in the terminal outside of getting a commadn error that you can easily retype. The Terminal’s not as dangerous a place as many would lead you to believe.

  • Howard Altizer

    February 13, 2021 at 2:01 am

    I did try it without success. It seems not to recognize every other tape. Is there anyone you are aware of who I could hire to consult?>

  • Tim Jones

    February 14, 2021 at 12:24 am

    What version of BRU PE are you using?

    Otherwise, have you given the terminal steps a shot? They really do work.

  • Ray Tragesser

    March 11, 2021 at 1:46 pm


    Hi Tim,

    Any movement on BRU / OWC as its been a couple of months? I can appreciate it takes time to sort out all new business ventures but at the same time your user base cannot be left in limbo indefinitely. In my situation I need to change operating systems to be able to run the latest version of Davinci Resolve and that operating system will break my existing BRU installation. As much as I would like to wait and see what BRU and OWC come up with, I am at the crossroads of making a decision to go in another direction.

    Can you possibly give an update and a timeline for OWC releasing an updated version of BRU?



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