EMC Ensignia reports on what’s happening with Retrospect

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

And more! 

EMC Ensignia dares to show its face at MacWorld

EMC Insignia announced their return to MacWorld:

EMC will highlight and demonstrate the latest version of its backup and recovery software – EMC® Retrospect® for Macintosh, version 6.1 – 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/retroformac 

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.