Almost a year after releasing Retrospect 8 for the Macintosh, EMC Retrospect (formerly Dantz) have released the Mac Retrospect 8 User Manual.
According to an EMC spokesperson the new beta version of Retrospect due later this year will feature
- a totally new codebase (with new bugs no doubt!),
- Universal Binary
- New OS X interface (iTunes like, no doubt 🙂
- Multiple backups running at the same time
- New disk backup sets
- Disk grooming (previously only available in the Windows version)
- Fast Catalog rebuild
- New Calendar interface for scheduling backups
- New E-mail Notification system
- New Reporting system
- Widget to view backup progress
- Remote management console for multiple servers
- Support for Windows backups of applications like Exchange and SQL
- New Universal Client
- Much better performance and memory management
- Supports old backup set formats
- AES Encryption
EMC Insignia announced their return to MacWorld:
EMC will highlight and demonstrate the latest version of its backup and recovery software â€“ EMCÂ® RetrospectÂ® for Macintosh, version 6.1 â€“ for consumers and small and medium businesses. In addition, EMC continues to demonstrate its commitment in enhancing Mac data protection as it will announce a call for betas for the next version of EMC Retrospect for Macintosh at Macworld.
For more information about EMC Retrospect 6.1 for Macintosh, please visit http://www.emcinsignia.com/products/smb/retroformacÂ
After EMC bought Dantz and management put Retrospect for the Mac into what essentially amounted to maintenance mode since before 2004 it had better have done a good job with adding features to the next version. It’s only because the old version is so good and the competition so complex or unreliable that Retrospect still survives.