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Neil Sadwelkar
Restore from Bru tapes without catalogs available
on Nov 14, 2017 at 11:40:47 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
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FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
Mumbai India


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Nate Winspear
Re: Restore from Bru tapes without catalogs available
on Nov 29, 2017 at 10:43:57 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?


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Neil Sadwelkar
Re: Restore from Bru tapes without catalogs available
on Nov 30, 2017 at 11:34:19 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


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Tim Jones
Re: Restore from Bru tapes without catalogs available
on Mar 6, 2018 at 6:22:52 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
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