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Tonight Live: Like the Phoenix from the ashes Tolis and BRU rise to new heights

[ Thanks to Jeff
Gerhardt
for this link. ]

Tuesday, December 11th, 2001
from the home of Wayne’s World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et…. Kevin Hill, Jeff
Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ
Pavlicek; have another interesting holiday show lined up tonight on
The Linux Show!!

In Segment One – Hot News: We will be covering
the hot Linux news of the last few (several) weeks. Although we
have caught up with our glut of news to purge, we sort of like what
has been happening with the 2 segment format the last few weeks. At
least it works well when there is interesting news and a good
guest. So, we are going to try this format for a while.

In Segment Two- The Road To TOLIS- or The Return of
BRU

On that road full of good intentions, many a good Linux Company
fell by the roadside to become part of carrion making up the
IT Road Kill that has littered the American
business landscape in this post DOT COM era. It becomes VERY sad
when those companies are not only managed and staffed by friends of
TLS, but when they actually have a REAL GOOD
PRODUCT.
The fact of EST and the BRU product failing is
one such sad story.

So, it thrills us to know end to see one of those groups of
friends with that killer product pull themselves out of the flames
and once again stand tall. This is the story of The TOLIS
GROUP
and their effort to resurrect
BRU.

Tonight we will be joined by Tim Jones,
President of The Tolis Group. Tim will take us on
a wild ride that will include a short trip down the EST vs. TOLIS
Group history. We will chat about how many Linux companies
(including EST) were being handed too much money for initial
capitalization leading to unchecked spending and then eventually
their demise. We will talk about how Tolis was able to pull
together a number of the key EST employees to put together the
Tolis team; and how the “once burned” TOLIS Group has been totally
self funded. This conservative business approach has lead to Tolis
closing the second quarter in the black!

We will also discuss the current state of the art for
BRU. BRU was first developed in 1985 for the
general UNIX world, and ported to a build-it-yourself environment
with Linux kernel level 0.99.pl12 in the Summer of ’94 before a Red
Hat was something more than the Fez worn by Shiners. BRU has always
been viewed as a breakthrough product not only because of its
reliability in backup, but as a restoration tool as well. The
philosophy over at the BRU house was always, “if you can’t
restore, what the hell good is your backup anyway?”

Since 1985 BRU has had broad broad acceptance due to its UNIX
platform cross compatibility (backup Linux boxes, restore to Sun,
HP, AIX, et al). Future plans (Pending 17.0 release with Quick File
Access – shortens restore time on large backups from hours to
minutes) – this release will occur the first week of January and so
listeners of tonights show are getting an exclusive on the
announcement!

For BRU-Pro, Tolis has been hard at work
improving what has just won Linux Journal’s Editor’s Choice
award
for Best Linux Backup for 2001. Tolis has broadened
the supported platforms and added client/server encryption and
compression to improve the security and performance of BRU-Pro. The
2.0 release of the product is scheduled in January with a planned
release date of the end of that month.

Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to
join us on the show, check our IRC
Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.
Catch the Linux show at www.thelinuxshow.com

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