I'm using BRU-PE (beta) at present with the verify option on (autoscan option on by default).BRU-PE is native Intel code for the MACs that use intel not PPC like the BRU-LE.
Data rates from a good disk array to my HP ULTRIUM lTO4 tape drive and my ATTO EXPRESSAS R380 HBA are in excess of 103MB/sec-108MB/sec (uncompressed of course) for archive. I'm using DVCPROHD 1080P 110Mbs footage.
The recall from archive speeds are around 100MB/sec or less depending on the content.. small objects slow the tape drive down.
I am using 2MB (2048KB) buffer size (block size). All these available on the CLI for the old BRU-LE too (-s 4096 etc) .
Yu need something fast as the source else the tape drive will slow down. So you need to sustain at least 100MB/sec from the source else the tape drive will slow down and wait.
This this is an excellent storage device for contemporary media formats such as R3D and DVCPROHD etc.
I recall content from the archive all the time. It works well.
I'd advise most readers to always make two instances ofthe material on two seperate tape volumes.
However this would not have helped in your situation. :waaa:
My workflow is an ARCHIVE workflow more than a backup. I use the HP Ultrium tape drive to archive and restore material onto either of my two raids (MAC interbnal and external pROAVIO).
What i'm looking into is a FCP workflow using SQUAREBOX's CATDV as an SME MAM.
I believe Tolisgroup and SQUAREBOX are working together on something. This would be a terrific workflow if this would be possible.