Retrospect 8 is now shipping for Mac. It has been forever and a day (5 years!) since version 6 first shipped. Version 7 was PC only. Since then, the product has been getting older, less reliable and, to many, unusable. I did a roundup of backup solutions almost two years ago for the Macintosh platform. Unfortunately, not much has changed since then. Mac shops don’t have a great answer to their backup needs.
Today, I am using Time Machine for day to day backups which works acceptably for most things (I turn off everything but my Docs folder). For cloning, I use Carbon Copy Cloner which was just updated recently to vers. 2.2 and works great.
Overwhelmingly however, I am sending more and more data into the cloud with services like Mozy (Retrospect’s Parent company, EMC also owns Mozy – they’d be smart to offer a hybrid solution). Carbonite’s recent loss of data makes this kind of scary, still.
I haven’t recommended Retrospect in over a year for small-medium businesses. Hopefully version 8 will turn this around.
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