bruAPP Backup Appliance

How to Find the Serial Number/Version for bruAPP Backup Appliance

The easiest way to find your bruAPP/OS version and license information is to find your bruAPP Backup Appliance documentation that was shipped with your bruAPP. Contained in the documentation is the serial number, number of BRU Server clients installed, and warranty information. If you have this documentation it is not required that you perform the steps below.

When trying to obtain the serial number and the version of the bruAPP/OS that is installed on your bruAPP, you will need either physical access to your bruAPP system or you will need to login to the BRU Server Text Console.

Direct bruAPP/OS Access

  1. At the bruAPP Login screen, in the upper left corner is the version of the bruAPP/OS.  This can assist support if they ask what version of the bruAPP/OS is installed on your bruAPP Backup Appliance.  Please make a note of it for future reference.
  2. From the bruAPP/OS Main Menu, select "BRU Server" and then press [ENTER] to view the BRU Server Main Menu.
  3. From the BRU Server Main Menu, select "View Details" will provide you with a full viewing of the bruAPP/OS license and the BRU Server version and build information.
BRU Server License Information
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BRU Server Text Console

  1. On a system in which you have installed the BRU Server Console, open a terminal window.
  2. Type in the command of:
    $ bru-server.console
    Then login as you would in the GUI Console.
  3. When you have successfully logged in, you will have a "Bru Server >" prompt.  At that prompt, type:
    Bru Server > version
    You should see output such as:
    Bru Server > version
    BRU Server version 2.0.2 (c) 2002-2010
    built 16:22:05 09/24/2009 on
    Bru Server >
  4. Make note of the version number, in the above example the version is 1.2.0.
  5. Next, type the command:
    Bru Server > license
    After typing the command and pressing ENTER, you should see output similar to the following:
    Bru Server > license
    Current license settings:
    Serial number: 8272-0001
    clients : 25
    Bru Server >
  6. Make note of the serial number and the number of clients.  You have successfully obtained the serial number and version for the bruAPP Backup Appliance.  At the "Bru Server >" prompt, you may type 'exit' to exit the BRU Server Text Console.

Remote/Web Access

You can view the version of the bruAPP/OS by using the bruAPP Download page.  To do this, open a web browser and enter the IP address or the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of your bruAPP in the address bar.  The version will of the bruAPP/OS is in the top right corner of the page.

There is no way to obtain your serial number remotely using the bruAPP web interface at this time.

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