BRU PE spending a very long time in "Writing catalog to tape ..." mode.
I just ran a backup of 1.48Tb on macOS 10.13.3 using BRU PE 3.2.3 (52) to LTO-6 tape.
It appears that the backup took just under 5 hours, but as far as I can tell the GUI has been sitting there for an additional 11 hours waiting for "Writing catalog to tape ... " to finish, and verify has not begun.
I guess the lack of obvious console messages is my penance for using a UI rather than doing things from the command line (where feedback is generally immediate and useful). I've attached a screenshot to this message, the GUI shows that the backup finished 04:51:52 after it began, but the verify hasn't happened, "Total Elapsed Time" has climbed to 16:57:05, and the message "Writing catalog to tape ... " remains visible.
But, a read of the manual found me a log at /Library/Application Support/BRU PE/log/bruexeclog, and in there I found this:
So my first thought was -- now that it's been a while and I've rebooted and the tape drive appears to be online, maybe I can use the command listed in that log to write the catalog to the tape. I put some quotes around things to make everything sane, hopefully in the proper manner:
This appeared to do something:
So I guess my question is -- did I do the right thing to complete the backup? Or did I just do something daft like overwrite part of my backup with the catalog file? Are there more steps?
My initial thought is to just start over with a new backup, overwriting the tape, because this is all just a bit messy. And I'll do it from the BRU PE GUI once again because I'm not feeling comfortable yet in my knowledge of the BRU command line.