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  • Restore from Bru tapes without catalogs available

    Posted by Neil Sadwelkar on November 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I have been given a bunch of old LTO-4 tapes from 2010 written with Bru. Or so I assumed since Bru-PE identifies the tapes when I run the Tape Import tool. But when I go to Import catalog, the tape rewinds, then advances to the end and then the LTO drive stops blinking and noting seems to happen.

    The window says
    “Retrieving Archive details
    Checking the media to determine which Tape Archive is currently available”

    And its on that for many minutes now.

    How long should it ideally take to import the catalog into this newer Bru installation 3.1.23
    These tapes would have been written with the version of Bru prevalent in 2010.

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    Neil Sadwelkar
    neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com
    twitter: fcpguru
    FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
    Mumbai India

    Tim Jones replied 6 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Nate Winspear

    November 29, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I am having this exact same issue. I have even tried leaving it overnight with no luck. I have used the Import Tool many times in the past with no issue, and it usually imports pretty quickly. Now, all of a sudden, I am getting stuck on this stage.

    Have you been able to figure out a solution?

  • Neil Sadwelkar

    November 30, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I e-mailed Bru support and they provided me a fix.

    But my problem also turned out to be old tapes not properly stored, so they would clog the heads, requiring repeated cleaning. Eventually my LTO drive gave up and is now getting replaced/repaired under warranty.

    So, I’d say this is probably a software and/or a hardware issue.

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    Neil Sadwelkar
    neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com
    twitter: fcpguru
    FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
    Mumbai India

  • Tim Jones

    March 6, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    For anyone following this thread, the issue with the BRU PE Import Tool as been sorted and a new version is included in the 3.1.29 BRU PE update DMG.

    Tim

    Tim Jones
    CTO – TOLIS Group, Inc.
    https://www.tolisgroup.com
    BRU … because it’s the RESTORE that matters!

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