Recently ran into a problem in a project that backed up all data on LTO-4 tapes using BRU on Mac.
The tapes were sent abroad for restore and it was assumed they would be able to restore them there,
but their LTO drive was attached to a Windows system and apparently there is no BRU for Windows.
I guess my question is if going BRU was a wise decision ... and what is the Industry standard in this
regard. What software should be used for creating LTO back up?
This particular project was backed up to LTO-4 tapes using an LTO-5 drive. LTO-4 tapes were used
because that is what the client abroad could read. When discussing how data was going to be handled
all that was discussed was the type of LTO media to be used ... not the software used to make such
backup. I've now learned that a BRU backup can only be restored using BRU software, which only runs
on Linux or Mac. Is that the case? Any universal LTO format available or widely usedin our industry?